The Art Trail brings a late summer splash of colour and energy as the Melbourne Festival comes alive as a hub for the creative and performing arts each September. This year over 70 local homes, businesses, halls and churches will be opening their doors to nearly 100 artists in the heart of Melbourne featuring a variety of mediums and styles of work all of which will be for sale from £5 to £5000!

You will need a Trail Badge and a Trail Guide to enter the buildings which will cost £5.

In 2016 Melbourne is celebrating its position on the edge of The National Forest in South Derbyshire and highlighting the  Artists who are inspired by the local landscape and wildlife in an Exhibition at Melbourne Assembly Rooms.


Stuart HIll, Tree of Life

Visiting professional artists are hosted in rooms made available in private houses, which are not usually open to the public. In the £5 Trail Guide are lists of venues with the name and speciality of the artists and their contact details.

All of the work on the Trail is original, for sale and the artists and makers all accompany their work and many demonstrate their skills. There will be paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture and jewellery – in fact something for every taste and pocket.

Exhibiting LSA Artist: Stuart Hill - find him at the Pump House on Bath Street in the middle of Melbourne.

W: www.melbournefestival.co.uk