Arundel Gallery Trail
17-26 August 2024
Artists and makers open houses
Registration opens 15 January 2024
Closes 1 April
Free Trail guide and map available from many outlets in the town
and all of the venues displaying blue and yellow numbered flags.
Image detail by Veni Smith
About the ARUNDEL GALLERY TRAIL
In August every year Arundel Gallery Trail offers the chance to explore this beautiful West Sussex town in a different way. Artists, makers, galleries, shops and homeowners throw open their doors and invite you into their studios, houses and their creative thought processes. The Trail is a largely walkable, open house art event featuring 100+ artists and makers and it’s free to all visitors. This year we are including a few venues in outlying villages so please be sure to pay them a visit.
34 years old but as fresh and vital as it has ever been, the Trail was founded by a small group of artists to showcase their work in settings away from the traditional gallery space. The Trail now supports artists and makers at all stages of their careers and exhibits individuals of national and international standing.
As well as free admission, a free printed guide with Trail map will be available from Venue #1, The Victoria Institute on Tarrant Street and from all other venues as well as many outlets in the town. Look out for the blue and yellow numbered flags outside each venue to guide you around the Trail. If there isn’t time to visit all your chosen artists please hold onto the guide to contact them at a later date. This website will also be available all year.
The Trail takes place over 10 days from August 19-28 2023
Opening times from 12-5pm daily.
Please be repectful, you are entering artists' personal spaces. Keep to the rooms you are directed to and please supervise children carefully, ask permision to take photographs and whether your dog may enter. Thank you.
Meet the ARTISTS & MAKERS
The Gallery Trail highlights artists’ unique work in their own curated spaces. These temporary ‘galleries’ are set within homes, studios, historic buildings and private gardens, and the artists are present with the work allowing you to gain unprecedented access to their practice. In these informal settings you will gain invaluable insights into both the practical side of artistic process and the emotional drive that moves an artist to bring into being their own singular vision.
Original artworks to VIEW & BUY
Much of the work you will see is available to buy, providing you with the opportunity to acquire original artworks from the artist or maker.
It can be quite a leap of faith to go from admiring and appreciating an artist’s work to making a purchase. Some art lovers are impulsive and know immediately that they must have a certain artwork because it speaks to them in a deep and personal way. Others need time for a piece of work to fully sink in before they decide to commit.
The Gallery Trail allows you to experience and appreciate Arundel's uniquely rich seam of artistic talent in your own time. And whether you are simply browsing or come looking to buy, the Trail lets you make a direct connection to the artists whose creativity inspires you.
The organisers and artists of the Arundel Gallery Trail 2023 cannot accept liability
for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public visiting Trail
venues. Visitors should be especially alert to the variety of historical private venues
and environments and their possible hazards, and visit at their own risk.