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
Midsomer Arts Festival as part of the Midsomer Norton Town Fayre.
Saturday 13th July 2019
Come and find our stall where we'll have information about the group and the November Arts Trail.
Cam Valley Arts Trail
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd November 2019
11am - 4pm both days
A celebration of local art with exhibitions, demonstrations and taster art sessions across the Cam Valley.
Artist registration opens 1st June
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