Trail returns to town this weekend as artistic talents showcase work

PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 June 2019

Ian Price's work will be displayed.

Ian Price's work will be displayed.

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Dozens of artists will showcase their work around Portishead this weekend, with talented people showing off their creations.

Hilary Kington will showcase her work.Hilary Kington will showcase her work.

The Portishead Around The Houses (PATH) art trail returns this weekend, offering people the chance to meet artists and browse the work.

More than 25 artists are taking part in the event, which debuted last year and proved a huge success, with them opening their homes or other venues to the public to peruse their portfolio.

A variety of creations will be showcased, ranging from watercolours, oils, pastels, sculpture and ceramics to jewellery, photography and prints.

Trish Williams, one of the event's organisers, told the Times Portishead boasts plenty of skilled artists, and hopes the event can continue to enrich the town's growing art culture.

Yvette Linehan's pieces will be on show.Yvette Linehan's pieces will be on show.

She said: "PATH is a collaboration of artists living in Portishead who set up an art trail to showcase the considerable local talent we have on our doorsteps.

"This trail doesn't necessarily mean getting in the car and driving distances like some trails - most, but not all, venues are within walking distance of each other.

"The inaugural trail last year was a great success and had a lovely, welcoming community feel about it, which made artists like myself want to participate this year.

"Artists, many of whom are showcasing their work in their own homes, are available to chat to visitors and discuss their work and techniques.

"Their work is affordable, with no gallery commissions, and there is no pressure to buy."

The likes of Ian Price, Hilary Kington and Yvette Linehan will all showcase work over the weekend.

Trail guides, including a map, are available from Portishead Library, in Harbour Road, Carey's, in High Street, or from the artists' venues.

There is also a mobile app, featuring a guide to the artists and a map, available on app stores.

The exhibitions will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the exhibitions, visit www.portisheadaroundthehousesarttrail.wordpress.com

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