Chapel Allerton Arts Trail 2015

Inkwell are excited to be organising the Chapel Allerton Arts Trail for the third year running. A firm fixture in the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival programme, the Art trail offers local artists a chance to exhibit their art and sculptures in various venues in the heart of Chapel Allerton. Many of the artists from Inkwell have also been selected to take part this year.

Highlights of the festival include: The Art trail launch on the 1st September plus various film screenings, poetry, music, dance and arts/ crafts activities happening in various venues throughout the week. The festival’s grand finale with live music stage, craft market and real ale bar starts on Friday 4th September and runs throughout the weekend until winding down on Sunday 6th September.

The full festival programme can be viewed on Chapel Allerton Festival’s website HERE



Discover the work of local artists in the shops, bars and cafes of Chapel Allerton

Pick up a guide and special sticker sheet for children from the Library, Seven, Inkwell and participating venues.



Special opening day events throughout the day:

Chapel Allerton Library

2pm -3pm  Zentangle workshop (Free)

(Places free but limited so admission by ticket only. Book in advance at the Library)


2pm-5pm Art activities for children & families (Free)

Seven Arts

6pm – 8.30pm Drawing Workshop (Free) (Outside Seven)

Try your hand at drawing with local artist Paul Digby. Easels and materials provided.


6pm -9pm  Art Trail Launch Event

A special launch evening will be held at Inkwell on Tuesday 1st September from 6pm -9pm where we will be serving refreshments. The artwork at Inkwell and all the venues can be viewed with the opportunity to meet some of the artists involved. In Chapel Allerton Centre there will be strolling minstrels, pavement art and drumming outside Yorkshire Bank that will all add to the festival feel.


Art Trail 2014

The art trail remains available to view until September 12th.


The artists involved in the trail this year are listed below:
(Please click the names to follow links to their websites)

Catherine Aldred
Lorna Johnstone
David Lyon
Natalia Sauvignon
Helen Wright
Zoe Luther
Vee Hartley
Glenn Mitchell
Tessa Houghton
Sarah Guy & Sandy Holden
James Bywood
Amanda Burton
Jo Dunn
Simon Lewis
Sarah Thornton
Paul Digby
Liz Owens
Kat Archibald
Grieg Ness
Alan Pergusey

Plus a selection of Inkwell Artists who will include volunteers, staff, students and studio artists will be exhibiting in the Inkwell gallery space, bringing us a beautiful and thought provoking exhibition of recent works.



A big thank you to all the venues that are taking part this year….

Inkwell Arts – will be showing a group exhibition of work by Inkwell artists
House of Koko
Nichols Deli
Mustard Pot
George & Joseph Cheesemongers
Further North
Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
Crust and Crumb
Chapel Allerton Library


The following venues will be open late on the launch evening of Tuesday 1st Sept:
Opposite Cafe
Salon Style
and of course Further North & The Mustard Pot will be open as usual.

We hope you will be able to join in with the fun this September and visit us on Tuesday 1st to get a unique opportunity to buy and view some beautiful work that will be on show.

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