General Information for Exhibitors, Hosts and Visitors

The Trail is a community event, organised by volunteers encouraging “ownership” by all the participants.

Exhibitors and others work co-operatively, contributing to tasks and sharing their knowledge in order to positively promote and support this Art and Craft event.

The Trail aims to encourage creativity within the community, promote and showcase the work of amateurs and professionals within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and, to bring a wide range of arts and crafts within everyone’s experience.

Anyone who creates their own work can apply to be an exhibitor. We also welcome interest from individuals wishing to do demonstrations and workshops. Resident exhibitors tend to locate their own exhibition venue, be it home, studio or workshop and public venue space is shared between residents and guests in order to provide variety and interest.

Full entry criteria and fees can be found in the Artist Info section on the website. Different rates apply for residents, non-residents and established groups, with reduced rates for the under 21’s (students).

Application Process

Registration opens at the start of the new Trail year.

Deadline for registration is the end of February.

If you would like more information or are interested in becoming an exhibitor or host then please, in the first instance, take a look at the guidelines in the Artist Info section on the website. Here you will find detailed information on exhibitor criteria, guidelines and the organisation of the Trail, etc.

If you have further queries or wish to be added to the mailing list, then please contact Kay by email at hello@silverdalearttrail.co.uk