The Northwich Art Trail returns this September with over 100 artworks, showcasing 46 local artists in venues across the town!

 

The annual event, organised by Visual Arts Cheshire (VAC) is now in its 9th year and is supported by the Northwich Art Shop and Barons Quay. The exhibition will run until the 30th September and is hosted by a number of participating retailers in the town centre who are displaying the artworks in their windows.

 

46 artists will feature in 38 shops from Jack Gee Cycles in Witton Street to Reads Rains in the Bull Ring. The initiative aims to encourage more people to visit to Northwich town centre and to support local retailers and artists.

 

In addition to the artworks in the town centre Barons Quay is displaying around 40 pieces in the empty unit opposite H&M. This will also be the base for the Art Trail where members of Visual Arts Cheshire will be on hand to deal with queries and process any sales. It will be open from Wednesday to Saturday throughout September, 10:30am to 4:00pm each day.

 

This year, the exhibition has two large paintings of the iconic and now demolished, Wallerscote Works on show (one in Barons Quay and one in Radio Northwich). The money from their sale will be donated to St Lukes Hospice thanks to the generosity of the artist Christine Howard.

 

Art enthusiasts can pick up an Art Trail leaflet, which includes details of all of the trail venues and the participating artists from VAC in Barons Quay, Northwich Library, the Art Shop and Radio Northwich.

 

Alan Carr, Director of Visual Arts Cheshire said: “This wonderful selection of artworks in a number of venues in Northwich town centre, has created a visual feast for local people and visitors to appreciate!

 

“Visual Arts Cheshire would like to thank Barons Quay and Cheshire West and Chester Council for making this space available to us. We’d also like to thank Phil Bower from the Northwich Art Shop for generously sponsoring the prize for the ‘Best Picture’. All of the 110 exhibits are for sale, so please come into town follow the trail and support local businesses and the talented artists involved.”

 

Lina Higuita, Centre Manager at Barons Quay said: “It’s great to be involved in the Northwich Art Trail again and we are delighted to have so many beautiful artworks here at Barons Quay, which are situated opposite H&M.  The exhibition brings something new and colourful to the town centre each year, so I hope that as many people as possible will come out and enjoy the trail throughout September.”

 

 

Further information is available from the VAC website www.visualartscheshire.blogspot.com

You can contact VAC at visualartscheshire@gmail.com