The Saltaire Arts Trail is an annual visual arts festival showcasing high quality contemporary art and craft in the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire, West Yorkshire.
For Saltaire Arts Trail, the residents of Saltaire’s historic village homes open their doors to the public, playing host to exhibitions in living rooms, kitchens, hallways and stairs. As well as Open Houses there’s a Makers’ Fair, art and craft activities for all the family and tonnes of other things to do all weekend. Step inside, view original work by established artists and discover new talent…then take away the piece you fall in love with.
Saltaire Festival Makers' Fair Special
We will be hosting a two-day Makers' Fair as part of the Saltaire Festival. Taking place 14th & 15th September the fair wil include our usual selection of unique contemporary crafts spread across two rooms of the Victoria Hall in Saltaire.
Please take a look at the varied selection of artists, craftspeople and makers taking part.
Saltaire Arts Trail 2013 - Highlights video
Well, we've what a marvelous weekend we all had this year. The sun shone, people came, and the artists and makers proved yet again what a amazing set of creative gods they all are. Whilst we tidy up and take stock over what happened we thought you'd all like to see this great video that the lovely people at Molineaux Productions made at this years event.
From the grand homes built to house the families of Salt Mill's executives through to the tiny but perfectly formed workers cottages, Saltaire Arts Trail is a real treat for anyone who likes a nosy through our industrial past. With a wide variety of artists exhibiting in these unique houses each year, Saltaire Arts Trail has become one of the UK's most recognised open house trails. If you are a Saltaire resident who would like to open your house as part of the 2014 event then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During September's Makers' Fair Festival Special Victoria Hall will be providing a magnificent setting for over 50 independent designer-makers selling a huge variety of quality craft work. You’ll have the opportunity to chat to the makers, watch demonstrations and see how a spark of inspiration becomes a finished product. We are so excited about this years collection of Makers, we think you're going to love the variety and creativity on show.
More about the Makers Fair
Exhibitions & Films
Interesting art that makes us question and challenge our understanding of the world isn’t the sole preserve of artists in the commercial gallery system. The Saltaire Arts Trail actively promotes the work of national artists as part of the programme of events for the May event. If you would like to propose an exhibition for the 2014 event please email us at email@example.com.
Families are at the centre of everything we do at Saltaire Arts Trail. Every May we organise a huge number of themed activites to entertain children young and old across the weekend of the Saltaire Arts Trail.
If you've never been to Saltaire before then why not use the excuse of the Saltaire Arts Trail to come along and explore all that this amazing little pocket of tranquility has to offer? If you'd like to add your Saltaire based activity, charity, or social enterpirse to our page then please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org