Wylye Valley Art Trail

Wylye Valley Art Trail

25th May to 2nd June 2013

Welcome to the seventh Wylye Valley Art Trail, a nine day festival of visual art and craft in and around the Wylye Valley, South Wiltshire. A unique opportunity to see the wide range of art being carried out in this area. Visit open studios, exhibitions and galleries. Meet and talk to artists and craftspeople.

Following the Trail

Everything you need to know about the trail is on this website. You can pick up a brochure (available from late April) from Tourist Information Centres, Libraries and Arts Centres in Wiltshire. You can get one from the first art trail event that you visit, or send a £1.10 stamped self-addressed C5 size envelope to: Wylye Valley Art Trail, Bull Mill Cottage, Crockerton, Warminster, BA12 8AY and we'll put one in the post.

Click here to download the brochure (low-res pdf).
trail marker

Each entry gives directions for visitors from a main road. As you get close to each event, look out for the numbered yellow trail marker signs which will lead you to the venue. It is also helpful to have a road atlas, sat nav or ordnance survey map.

If you would like to follow the trail by bike, much of it coincides with the Wiltshire Cycleway (Wilts Cycleway details from Tourist information Centres or click here).

Admission to all the events is free. Opening times are from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Dates in pale grey - venue closed.

See what's happening in:

Look out for the takepArt logo for workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Venues showing the teaching symbol offer classes, workshops and courses beyond the period of the Art Trail. Contact the venue for details.

Many of the venues offer coffee, tea and food, look out for the symbols.

Disabled Visitors

Where you see the wheelchair logo the venue is accessible by wheelchair. Details have been included where there may be access difficulties. For more information, contact the venues directly.

Buying Art

Much of the art on show is for sale and many artists and craftspeople will work to commission. However, not many of the venues take credit cards, so if you’re planning to purchase, it’s advisable to bring a chequebook or cash.

WVAT'13 on facebook

There are loads more images and information on the Wylye Valley Art Trail facebook page. Give us some feedback and like us!

Trailblazer Prize!

We enjoy receiving your feedback about the Wylye Valley Art Trail. Go to the trailblazer page to let us know what you think about it.

All trailblazer forms received will be entered into a draw for the trailblazer prize: an £80 voucher to spend with one of the Trail artists. You can also find a trailblazer form in the Art Trail brochure.

After the Art Trail

Many of the artists and craftspeople welcome visitors beyond the Art Trail dates (it’s a good idea to phone beforehand to check).

The next Wylye Valley Art Trail is planned for Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st May 2015. If you are an artist, maker, craftsperson, gallery or art group interested in taking part, please contact us.

The Althea Wynne Bursary

Althea Wynne was a mainstay of the Wylye Valley Art Trail until her tragic death last year. The Althea Wynne Bursary has been established to support Wiltshire artists. please click here for further details.


The organisers of the Wylye Valley Art Trail and participating artists cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public while visiting any Wylye Valley Art Trail venue, event or exhibition. The public do so entirely at their own risk.


The organisers and participants of the Wylye Valley Art Trail would like to thank Wiltshire Council for their help and financial support.

Searching Tips

The best way to find a specific category, or indeed an artist or area, is to use the searching bar towards the top of the webpage. This offers a powerful way of viewing your prefered location, style or artist(s).

For best results, you may wish to bear in mind the following tips, when using the search option.