14th Burnham Art Trail
Saturday 23rd June to Sunday 1st July 2018
48 Artists, 33 Venues – including ten Open Studios
For nine days, local artists take over Burnham-on-Crouch to create an art trail rich in variety and with a range of fun, creative activities to enjoy.
Now in its 14th year, the Burnham Art Trail has built an impressive reputation for being a creative hub with a warm welcome. High quality work is displayed in accessible and interesting venues – many within our beautiful town centre, where local businesses contribute to the creative spirit.
Trail artists provide a vibrant collection of artworks, from atmospheric land and seascapes to contemporary print, jewellery, ceramics and sculpture. From internationally established artists, to those just starting out, all are local to the Dengie or have connections to the area, and most of their work is for sale.
Our ‘Art on the Quay’ returns this year with two dates, Sunday 24 June and Saturday 30 June, 11am to 3pm. Meet our artists, watch demonstrations, relax and soak in the atmosphere.
With ten open studios you can chat with the artists, see their workspaces and, if you want, explore your own creativity by trying one of the activities. You can buy something too, if the urge takes you!
Venues include Burnham Museum, shops, businesses, cafes, private houses, artist studios, gardens and Burnham Library. All donate space and display areas that are easily accessible, well signposted and often a pleasant stroll from each other.
Our Events are varied and fun, and include art demonstrations, workshops, the community project and much more. Many are Free – see the Events page for full details.
Housed at the Museum is Art Trail ‘Unframed’: a chance to buy unframed artworks and cards by many of the trail artists. Also displayed are the ‘Secret Postcards’: original postcard-sized artworks, created and donated by our artists to be auctioned by sealed bids. Have a go at getting a bargain! The profits are used to fund the trail.
Our trail brochure can be picked up from any venue, or the Tourist Information Centre.
We hope you enjoy your visit!