Art Trails

Art Trails are organised by Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios artists, and offer visitors the opportunity to make a day of their studio visits as well as explore the local area. There are 17 Art Trails to choose from this year and details and maps can be found below and from participating artist's studios.

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From Felbrigg to Thornage

Trail area: Sheringham, Felbrigg, Thornage and Holt.
North Norfolk  

Dates See individual artists' studio entries for opening times.

Artists Mel Ashcroft, Keri Lowe, Karen Pearson, Henry J Stephen, Chris White

Details From painting, illustrations, textiles and ceramics to Metalwork, glass and sculpture, this trail offers a wide range of differing and exciting media.

Contact Keri Lowe, 07771 304944

Breckland Artists

Trail area: Reymerston, Shipdham and Watton.

Dates See individual artists' studio entries for opening times.

Artists Marie Dawe, Helen Du Feu, Heather Graham, Emma Wells

Details Four current members of 'Breckland Artists'. A group originally set up by Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios' participants over 10 years. An art trail map will be available from each of the trail studios.

Contact Marie Dawe: 01362 850063

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Cromer Art Trail

Trail area: Cromer and surrounding villages
North Norfolk  

Dates See individual artists' studio entries for opening times.

Artists Joy cole, Bob Crook, Gita Dickenson, Robert Downie, Leslie Hawkes-Nockels, David Morris, Keith Nash, Tanya Pawsey

Details The Trail has a Taster Exhibition at the Garden House Gallery in the first week of May, and has partnered with six local venues to hold displays of work over the fortnight together with demonstrations at Cromer TIC and the Garden House. A trail map and leaflet will be available from all the studios involved as well as other venues in and around Cromer.

Contact Robert Downie: 07857 700659,

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Wells-next-the-Sea Art Trail

Trail area: Wells-next-the-Sea
North Norfolk  

Dates All artists will be open 27,28,29 May. See individual artists' entries or refer to the trail map for other opening times.

Artists Hazel Ashley, Margaret Matthews, Toby Newman, Linda Pattrick, John Richter, Trevor Woods, New Farm Barn

Details Make a day of it in Wells-next-the-Sea and find out what amazing artistic talent we have here. We advise you park your car and explore our studios and beautiful town on foot. You are all very welcome! A trail map will be available from the artists studios as well as the tourist information centre, library and local galleries.

Contact Linda Pattrick: 07876 548474,

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The Castle Acre Trail

Trail area: Castle Acre, West Acre, Newton-by-Castle Acre
West Norfolk & King's Lynn  

Dates Open 27, 28 & 29 May, 3 & 4 June and 10 & 11 June, 10am-5pm.

Artists Carolyn Ash, Helen Breach, Linda Roast, Abbey Stirling, Les Williams, Jennifer Woodward & Tony Davey

Details One of the most interesting trails to visit. The Castle Acre Trail consistently offers the best to see in Norfolk arts and crafts. Set within the beautiful Nar Valley the trail provides the location and experience for the perfect day out. Walk from one village to another, making time to stop at either The Stag pub in West Acre or The Ostrich in Castle Acre. This walk is part of the Nar Valley Way, described as one of the best in Britain by the Readers Digest. It takes you through woodland, water meadow and into historic and medieval villages with castles and priories to explore, as well as the most exceptional art!

Contact Helen Breach, 01760 755425,

Hidden Treasures

Trail area: Dereham, Scarning, Great Fransham, Worthing, Little Dunham

Dates See individual artists' studio entries for opening times.

Artists Henry Atkinson, Nigel Barnett, Lizbeth Cranmer, Angela Park, Jenni Thorneley, Will Wright

Details A trail involving many different art forms, including sculpture, painting and papercutting. A trail map will be available at all the trail artists' studios. Each artist in the trail will have a letter which they will give to visitors. Once completed, the letters reveal a code word for a discount at!

Contact Angela Park; 01362 693624,

Tittleshall & Whissonsett

Trail are: Tittleshall and Whissonsett

Dates Open 27, 28 & 29 May and 3 & 4 June, 10am-4pm.

Artists Susan Lane, Victoria Hall, Art Classes and Life Drawing (Carolyn MacArthur)

Details Our studios are set in two beautiful villages and we are within easy travelling distance from, or to, Castle Acre and Great Massingham. A trail map will be available from each of our studios.

Contact Susan Lane, 0788 4066490

Arts Quarter Trail

Trail area: North Norwich.

Dates Every Saturday during open studios, 27 May, 3 & 10 June.

Artists Rachel Kurdynowska, Amy Fellows, Will Teather, Martin Laurance, Hazel Davison, Lisa Bird, Martin Mitchell, artpocket, Aviva Leigh, The Jade Tree, Anteros Arts Foundation

Details A trail map will be available from each of the six venues. The map has a beautiful design for visitors to complete with the 17 artists' stickers that they can collect en route. Trailers can get a free tea or Americano coffee in the cafe North for each completed trail map.

Contact Flik Hemmant; 01603 766129,

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Massingham Art Trail

Trail area: Great Massingham
West Norfolk & King's Lynn  

Dates Open 27 & 28 May and 3 & 4 June, 10am-5pm.

Artists Barry (Baz) Pratt, Sue Kingston, Karen Wadham, Rosy Prue, Peter Lawton

Details All Massingham studios are within easy walking distance of each other, and visitors can park centrally. A trail map will be available at each studio.

Contact Peter Lawton, 07989 659951

Coast and Country Art Trail

Trail area: Hopton on Sea, Fritton and St Olaves
Broadland & Great Yarmouth  

Dates Every weekend during open studios, including Bank Holiday Monday, 10am-5pm.

Artists Della Ames, Deborah Flueler-Jones, Colin Palmer, Hobland Arts Collective

Details Approximately 15 miles round trip, around South Norfolk's country lanes and the coast road. Plenty of pubs and restaurants close by for lovely lunches if you want to make a day of it, plus a warm welcome at each venue. A trail map will be available from each of the participating studios, and an opportunity to take part in a raffle!

Contact Viv Rainsbury: 01493 440972

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Golden Triangle Art Trail

Trail area: Around Unthank Road/Earlham Road.

Dates See individual artists' studio listings for opening times.

Artists Cate Agnew, Lisa Almond, Erica Appleton, Vanna Bartlett, Sophie Burkett, Safi Butler, Rebecca Clifford, Jennie Durant, Sophie Eade, Anthea Eames, Rosamund Evennett, T.M. Fairbank, Pam Hemmings, Peter Kent, Vanessa Lubach, Jan Miller, Annemarie Stirling, Anderson Yard Makers

Details Artists and Makers in the Golden Triangle area of Norwich open their studios to show painting, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, weaving, glass work, illustration, collage, photography, wig making and book arts. Come to buy, browse or simply meet the artists and enjoy a day out in the Golden Triangle.

Contact Vanessa Lubach: 01603 503439,

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North Walsham to Southrepps Art Trail

Trail area: North Walsham, Thorpe Market, Southrepps.
North Norfolk  

Dates See individual artists' studio entries for opening times.

Artists Berni Marfleet, Sue Rainsford, Ken Riches, Shelia Robinson, Dr Rebecca Thompson

Details A warm welcome awaits you at the variety of participating studios, all within a 5 mile radius, and showing a wealth of different art and craft works, including sculpture, painting, prints, glass and textiles. The trail has a preview at North Walsham Library and the Vernon Arms. Those who leave their contact details at the studios will be entered into a prize draw for a meal at the Vernon Arms.

Contact Susan Rainsford: 01692 403044,

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Acle, Cantley & Thorpe St Andrew Triangular Art Trail

Trail area: Thorpe St Andrew, Postwick, Strumpshaw, Lingwood, Cantley & Acle
Broadland & Great Yarmouth  

Dates See individual artists' studio listings for open times.

Artists Art in Strumpshaw, The Studio Gallery & Tea Room (Lorraine Auton), Nicki Darrell, Michelle Fielden, Julie Woods, Joanna Scott, Cat Nash

Details This trail offers a full range of artistic work: realistic, impressionistic and abstract paintings in various media, raku glazed works, whimsical sculptures, driftwood art, large stoneware pressure moulded ceramics, jewellery and decorative boxes. A trail map will be available from each of the trail's studios as well as local shops and pubs. Refreshments available at some studios.

Contact Eleanor Alison: 01493 700185/07818 215551,

Broadland Art Trail

Trail area: Coltishall and Salhouse
Broadland & Great Yarmouth  

Dates Saturdays and Sundays, plus Bank Holiday Monday, 10am-5pm. See individual artists' listings for any additional times.

Artists Pat Southwood, James Sparshatt, Rachael Dalzell, Sara Harris

Details Broadland Art Trail offers an exciting opportunity to visit four diverse contemporary Norfolk artists in their studios situated in the stunning Broadland areas of Coltishall and Salhouse. Expect to find paintings, photography, ceramics and textiles. FB:Broadland Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios Art Trail.

Contact Sara Harris: 07739 989571,

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Reepham Art Trail

Trail area: Reepham, Kerdiston, Swannington and Wood Dalling.
Broadland & Great Yarmouth  

Dates See individual artists' studio entries for opening times.

Artists Jane Bygrave, Sarah Bays, Alison Varley, Tamara Goulding, Emily Longhurst, Louise Maclaren, Through the Green Door, Sarah Kenyon, Jackie Watson, Antje Ernestus

Details Seven venues in and around historic Reepham with fourteen artists displaying a wide range of work - paintings, prints, illustration, drawing, book arts, ceramics, glass, jewellery, contemporary lace, textiles, weaving, photography and mixed media. Lovely local cafes, shops and pubs. A 10% discount at a nominated Reepham eatery will be available for visitors on production of trail visitor's voucher.

Contact Jane Bygrave: 01603 870640,

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Rivers Thurne and Bure Art Trail

Trail area: Ludham, Thurne, Oby, Acle and Upton
Broadland & Great Yarmouth  

Dates See individual artists' studio entries for opening times.

Artists Lorraine Auton, Michelle Daniels, Jan Dingle, Colin Giles, Ann Lamb, Bruce Rushin, Kate Gabriel, Dee Evans

Details Prints, pots, jewels, paintings and more. we are eight artists living and working in and inspired by the Broads. Come and visit us by road, river or on foot and enjoy the beautiful Broads scenery and wildlife on route. Trail maps will be available from artist's studios, local shops, libraries and community spaces.

Contact Ann Lamb: 01692 670551

Creative Art Trail (C A T)

Trail area: Houghton St Giles, near Walsingham and Binham
North Norfolk  

Dates See individual artists' studio entries for opening times.

Artists Tracey Ross, Brenda Scott, Lionel Wilde, Rosamund Ulph

Details Light refreshments are available with a warm welcome. Explore a wide variety of painting techniques and subjects. Enjoy making a fun day of it all by visiting North Norfolk. A trail map will be available.

Contact Tracey Ross: 07786 401396,