The next Saltaire Arts Trail will be 28-30 May 2016
Art in Unique Spaces
Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event held annually in May. It offers an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists.
At its heart, every year, are the now famous Open Houses - a village wide gallery set in the Grade II listed homes of residents. Here's how it was in 2013:
The Arts Trail prides itself in reaching out to new audiences and making art accessible to all by using imaginative venues - such as Saltaire homes, the internationally recognised Salts Mill and outdoor spaces around Saltaire, to display visual art outside of traditional settings, as well as delivering new exhibitions and commissions.
The aim of the Saltaire Arts Trail is to support the visual arts in and around Saltaire, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists. We want to demonstrate the value of creativity through education and to engage the diverse communities within Bradford, making the visual arts accessible to all. Heritage, community, learning and cultural partnerships are central to the ethos of the event.
We aim to make each Saltaire Arts Trail new and fresh, with commissioned contemporary artwork and with inclusive activities for all.