Cam Valley Arts Trail Group - who are we?
Cam Valley Arts Trail Group is an organisation made up of local artists and craftspeople that formed in March 2013 to set up a new annual arts trail for our local area. The aim of the group is to promote and support local artists and craftspeople that live and work in and around the Cam Valley and to share the arts within our communities. The group is run by a volunteer committee of artist members.
The Cam Valley is located centrally between Bristol , Bath and Wells just north of the Mendips (see map). The Arts Trail name is a direct reference to our area and the type of trail we wanted to be; 'Cam' has been taken from name of brook running though the area and the use of 'arts' rather than 'art' we felt reflects the more diverse nature of talents we want to attract and share.
We have well over 35 members in our group from complete beginners to professional artists who have been selling their work for many years. You can find more information about each artist via our Artist Members page. As members, artists are able to promote their work and events on this website, take part in member only events and have the benefit of being covered by our insurance for group activities. Whilst the annual Arts Trail remains open to non members all members will get a preferential registration fee for the event.
Event fees are not included in the membership but costs will be kept to a minimum to cover expenses eg publicity & venue hire.
Membership fees will go towards supporting the insurance, the website and admin costs. The Cam Valley Arts Trail Group remains a non-profit organisation with many hours of organisation being given on a voluntary basis. Membership costs £15pa and will run from 1st April - 31st March.
To become a member or if you have any queries do get in touch via our contact sheet. or download the membership application form.membership_form_2019_new_updated.docx
The Blackbird Logo
Back in 2013 when we first formed we wanted a visual identity for the trail. Kate Westcott a textile artist, based in Timsbury, kindly allowed us to use her blackbird image as our logo. You will see this on our publicity material.
Dates for your diary
Please note that our AGM on the 13th May has been postponed due to the current Coronavirus situation.
Spring Exhibition & Sale
with the ongoing COVID - 19 situation we have decided to cancel this years Spring Exhibition.
See our #CVATCOVIDART gallery for some work members have been creating during lockdown.
2020 CVAT Arts Trail
31st October - 8th November
Due to COVID - 19 our 8th event will be a little different this year taking place online rather than in local village halls & studios; it will be hosted over 9 days rather than just 1 weekend.
Look out for lots more information about what to expect and how to be involved from the 1st July.
Help make a real difference by collecting FREE donations at over 3,100 shops and sites. Over £16 million has already been raised for good causes like Cam Valley Arts Trail Group. Join me today and do all your online shopping the easyfundraising way. Sign up here and make a real difference: