The Catford Arts Trail 2017
Sep 23/24 & 30 Sep/01 Oct, 11am - 6pm
A free Catford Arts Trail/Open House event, to celebrate creativity in Catford, where local artists and makers will be showing their work in various homes and public spaces in SE6.
For our second year the Catford Arts Team are planning an even bigger and better Arts Trail.
Building on the success of last year, this year’s Trail will involve over 100 artists in 51 venues, more workshops and activities plus the inclusion of workshops and events during the week too. We are hoping to include small exhibition and a graffiti workshop in the centre of town...
Watch this space for more information about workshops over the two weekends and during the week in between.
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.
The Catford Arts Trail 2016
This was the first ever Arts Trail in Catford organised by five local artists. It took place over two weekends in Sep/Oct 2016 with 75 local artists and makers showing and selling works in their homes, studios and public spaces and included 30 venues in SE6.
Feedback from the 2016 Trail was overwhelmingly positive registering 9,170 visits to venues over the two weekends with an average of 83 visitors per day per venue. So many visitor comments highlighted not only the variety and excellent standard of the art on display but also the generous and friendly welcome they received being invited into people’s homes and businesses. We have regular requests for more in 2017 and a growing list of artists and hosts waiting to take part.
We also had repeated comments on the positive feeling of togetherness and community generated by the Trail both between the artists and hosts taking part and the visitors themselves. The Trail brought together participants and visitors of all ages and backgrounds and put art in Catford on the map.