Be a Trail Venue

Over the Festival’s Trail Weekend, thousands of people come to the town to view and buy artworks of all kinds, meet and chat with the artists and designer-makers, and soak up the buzz of one of the region’s leading arts festivals. In doing so they visit over 70 houses, shops, businesses and public buildings, and discover the town’s quirky architecture, alleyways (known locally as ‘ginnels’) and rich heritage.

It’s thanks to the generosity of spirit offered by venue hosts letting artists exhibit in their homes and spaces that the Art & Architecture Trail is made possible. We’re always looking for new and interesting places where art can be shown as part of the Trail. If you’re interested in hosting an artist in your home or space for the weekend and being an integral part of this fantastic event, we’d love to hear from you.

For further information, please read the FAQs and Guidelines for Trail Venue Hosts.

So, if you’re thinking about offering your home, garden or business as a venue, we’d love to hear from you, simply fill in this form and we’ll be in touch.
  • If offering outdoor spaces please see below.
  • Please tell us about the available rooms or space, approximate size, how much clear wall, whether natural or artificial light and whether the room will be clear or furniture. Please give as much detail as you can.
  • Is your venue accessible (level access or any steps)?
  • e.g. are there any steps into the venue and / or within the venue to access the artist's space? As a guide, it might help if you think about how you would get around your venue if you had limited mobility.
  • Please describe any gardens, lawns, patios, nooks and crannies you think could be included.
  • Are you still thinking about it, are you away for a period before the summer, want to know more information before you decide?
  • Wirksworth Festival will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you by email and to provide you with updates relating to being a trail venue for Wirksworth Festival. We will treat your information with respect. Click here for more information about our privacy practices. By submitting this form, you agree to us using your data in this way. You can change your mind at any time by contacting us at