The BS4 Arts Trail is taking place on 15th & 16th June across the BS4 postcode area, covering Brislington, St Anne’s and parts of Knowle, Totterdown and Hengrove. It is a large postcode area and we want the trail to reflect and celebrate that!
Local artists, craftspeople and performers – professional and non-professional – open their homes and studios to the public to show and sell their work. It’s a great opportunity to visit, interact with and buy local art from local people. Local community venues will also host work by local artists and makers, as well as arts and crafts stalls, workshops and performances. The trail is free to visit.
Not at all! We welcome professionals, hobbyists and those just starting out to join us in sharing their work and celebrate the creativity of our local community! Whether you’re a professional artist or photographer, a hobby felter or a soap maker, we encourage everyone to take part.
Sunday 31st March 2024
Go to the Get Involved page, where you’ll find the application form and more info, including the list of community venues. The deadline for applications and payment is Sunday 31st March 2024.
If you’re opening your own home/studio, or sharing with a friend, please just fill in the form and make payment. You’ll need a couple of square photos and a short description of your work (<200 characters).
If you want to be in a community venue, you will need to apply to them before you fill in the form and pay. Some venues may ask for an additional fee to cover their involvement.
The cost is £35 for a listing in the printed brochure, which includes a picture of your work, a short description, studio address and URL, as well as a number on the map. You will also be listed on the BS4 Arts Trail website and interactive online map.
This fee goes towards paying for design and printing of the brochures, website and other promotional costs so we can make the Trail the best it can be.
Some community venues may require a separate fee to cover their costs of hosting artists. Please see the venue info on the Get Involved page to find out more.
There are several community venues available across the BS4 area for those who don’t want to open their home/studio, or want to join from outside BS4. Please see the Get Involved page for full info on all community venues and how to apply for a space.
If you’d like to find or suggest your own community venue – a local cafe, bar or other business for example – please just agree with them and then fill in their address on the form.
If you’re a venue and would like to offer your space for artists, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on our list.
Of course! If the artists want individual listings, each member will need to apply and pay separately, just put the same venue on the form and we will place you together in the brochure. Alternatively, you can pay for one individual listing, but please bear in mind we can only use one image and one description of 200 characters per listing.
Please get in touch with us if you’re worried about your location, and we’ll let you know where you are in relation to other venues and activities. If you feel you might be too isolated, there’s the option to request a space in a community venue, or share a space with a friend instead.
Great! Please send us a message to let us know what you want to do, where and when, and we’ll list it on the workshops page of the website. If you want to run a workshop at a community venue, please discuss it will the venue first.
Most of the community venues have accessible entrances, but please check with the venue before arrival to avoid disappointment.
Home/studio venues are not usually open to the public, so they may have steps, narrow doorways or other accessibility issues that may not be suitable for all visitors.
Community venues may have some limited parking, but the weekend can get very busy, and we cannot guarantee there will be parking at any venues. Many home studios are on narrow residential streets so we would recommend walking, where possible. The area is well served by buses from Bristol, Bath, Keynsham and other local towns.