Catford Arts Trail – Its back! 23rd September – 1st October 2017

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Welcome to the second Catford Arts Trail, where you will find over 100 artists, designers and makers, at 51 venues in Catford SE6.

2nd Catford Arts Trail, 23rd Sept – 1st Oct 2017
Following on from the success of the first ever Arts Trail in Catford in 2016, this years Trail will be bigger and better than ever.
Over 100 local artists and makers will be showing and selling works in 50 homes, studios and public venues throughout SE6 over the two weekends.
There will be workshops, demonstrations, music, spoken word, pop up cafes and live art activities during the whole 9 days.
The event is supported by Lewisham Council and Catford Regeneration and runs straight after the Catford Free Film Festival (8th – 16th September 2017) making Catford the focus of creative initiatives again this Autumn.

Background
Suspecting a large amount of artistic talent lay behind the closed doors of SE6, five local artists got together to launch Catford Arts in 2016.
The managing team has now grown to seven and provides both online and physical platforms to recognize and celebrate the varied and growing creative talent in the area. We are running the 2nd Catford Arts Trail and planning to open the first community Art Gallery in Catford during 2017 – 8 in collaboration with new partners and volunteers.

Wendy Arnold-Dean, speaking on behalf of Catford Arts says;
“Feedback from last year’s Trail was incredibly positive. We recorded over 9,000 visits to venues over the 4 days. Visitors praised not only the quality of the art but the warm welcome they received and the sense of community generated. There’s great support for this kind of event in the area and we’re extremely excited about the development of the Catford Arts Gallery too. Think of the creative diversity we will be sharing in September!”

You can find out more about Catford Arts and the Catford Arts Trail on the Catford Arts Website

Who can I see on the arts trail?
Best way to find out about the artists is to download the Catford Arts Trail Booklet HERE
Each venue can be found on the map below The key next to the artists’ images will indicate workshops and
refreshments along the way.
Some activities are going on during the week between the trail weekends and a few artists are available on only one of the weekends.

Please look at our website for full and up to date workshop listings, as some are bookable.
Enjoy visiting as many venues as you can and don’t forget to get your loyalty sheet stamped; collecting 9 different stamps will enable you to be entered into a prize draw at the end of the second weekend, to win £100 to spend on any of the work you see exhibited in the trail.


The Catford Arts Gallery
There’s more exciting developments for 2017 too. We are planning to open and run a community art gallery in a visible space in central Catford available for hire for exhibitions and events by local artists and makers. Watch out for more information on this part of the 2017 project and contact us if you would like to help with this.

Thanks to everyone for their support: both the trail and the gallery are now funded and preparations are underway.

The Gallery is still waiting for a space, but we are working to ensure that it is coming soon
Thanks for your support – The Catford Arts Team

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