“The Arundel Gallery Trail started in 1989, ten years after the first Arundel Festival, which had no visual arts element. Ann Sutton, MBE had the original idea and within hours had the support of Oliver Hawkins, Renee Bodimeade and Derek Davis. These four founders were local, but established, artists or art teachers.” – James Stewart
At the end of August every year Arundel Gallery Trail offers the chance to explore this beautiful West Sussex town in a new way. Artists, makers, galleries, shops and homeowners throw open their doors, and let you inside their studios, houses and their creative thought processes. The Trail is a walkable, open house art event featuring 150+ artists and makers and it’s free to all visitors.
30 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 professional crafts people at all stages of their careers and showcases 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 many other venues. Numbered Flags will also 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.