This year’s Art Trial will be bigger and better than ever

Arnside and Silverdale Arts Trail
Arnside and Silverdale Arts Trail

The ninth Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail will be held from June 28-30 and is bring billed as the best yet.

Visitors are invited to step inside studios and venues to experience the creative talent in Silverdale and Arnside.

Artists and artisans will be showing off their work, their methods and their tools to the general public, as well as letting visitors have a go too.

A variety of workshops this year will include wildlife painting, mask making, origami, book making, card making using encaustic art, chair seating and a drop-in art and craft tent at Silverdale Primary School.

There will also be demonstrations taking place such as felt-making, whittling, hand-spinning and weaving, from a total of 95 exhibitors.

The trail will be held on the evening of Friday June 28 from 5- 8pm, then on Saturday 29 and Sunday June 30 from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Established key locations include the WI Hall in Arnside, Silverdale CE School, Gaskell Hall in Silverdale, the Silverdale Hotel and Leeds Holiday Camp in Silverdale.

Information can also be obtained from RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve in Silverdale, which will host local artist Marianne Birkby.

Clare Martin, one of the event co-ordinators, said: “New for this year we have a Trail Shuttle bus to link Silverdale and Arnside.

“You can travel on it for free with your catalogue.”

To find out more about the event visit or contact Debbie Copley on 01524 702563 or Clare Martin on 01524 701271, er email