On the weekend of 15th and 16th June 2013, the people of Easton will open their doors to invite you to visit the area and experience one of Bristol’s most creative neighbourhoods for the annual Easton Arts Trail. Easton is located in the east of Bristol (as the name suggests!).
The Easton Arts Trail is organised by volunteers from the local community who have created an annual community event that celebrates the quality and diversity of creativity in Easton. They are an artist-led organisation, founded in December 2006 by local artists, with the aim of showcasing the broad range of creative talent in Easton by providing a platform for local artists, makers and performers to promote and develop their work in their community.
More than 110 artists, makers and performers will be taking part in this year’s event (including Sadie Spikes, Jonathan Dixon, Daniela Reed and Tim Floyd). Many of the people taking part will be exhibiting their work in houses throughout the area, but there are large group venues where visitors can see several artists in one place. On the map this year are Easton Community Centre, St Mark’s Church, St Anne’s, the award winning restaurants, Maitreya Social and the Thali Café, East Bristol Bakery, Cafe Joanna and a newcomer N12 Easton.
You don’t need to be an art lover with a wallet full of money to enjoy Easton Arts Trail. Many people take the opportunity to get to know their city and their neighbours a little better, find out about local talent and even buy their first piece of art for as little as £1. Download a map from http://www.eastonartstrail.co.uk and plan your route!
Easton Arts Trail is easy to get to, especially by bike. The Bristol and Bath Railway Path runs through the neighbourhood with the access points at Easton Road, Chelsea Park, Devon Road and Bruce Road providing the ideal starting points for a visit. Trains stop regularly at Stapleton Road station from Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Clifton Down. Bus routes 4, 24, 48, 49 and U3 run up Stapleton Road to Robertson Road, while routes 6 and 7 stop at Devon Road on Whitehall Road.
To find out more about the Easton Arts Trail visit their website: http://www.eastonartstrail.co.uk