2013 Brochure now available - pick up your copy - widely available.
Remember to check out the 'Latest News' page for news about the 'Trail' and other art & craft events.
If you have an event you wish to be included please let me have the details.
The Art & Crafts Trail is an annual event organised as part of Kirkcudbright's Summer Festivities programme. The event, which was first held in 2004, has developed into a major event in the area, attracting thousands of visitors to the picturesque harbour town.
REGISTRATION: If you would like to take part in the event you must register with the organisers. 'Click here for a Registration Form
Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary
Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail - (10th Year)
Friday 2 August - Monday 5 August 2013
Watch out in 2013 for our caravan which will be travelling around advertising our 10th 'Trail'
2013 Bookmark now available - help publicise the 'Trail' by distributing them - contact us for a supply
Remembering 2012 ......
Another very successful 'Trail' - despite much more competition from other events in the region this year you turned out in your thousands yet again to support us
- thank you.
Wasn't it amazing to see the lanterns from the Jubilee celebrations again, looking ghostly in their wonderful cobwebbed venue in the High Street.
Please enjoy some more photos of this year's 'Trail'
Art and Music at the Lochhead household
Jean & Ruthie Redden chatting in their basement Waiting for the 'Trail' bus
Janet Harvey demonstrated cold water dying using natural dye from plants
The superb woodturning of Burnhead Woodturners (Bill Johnstone and Ian Dawson)
Anthea Robson creating her handmade books Fleur McIntyre demonstrates machine embroidery
Relaxing to the gentle harp music by Ruth Sandiford
Lots to see at Woodlands Avenue Gallery
Erwin van't Hoff at work The Family 'Tin' Can I have a go ?
2011 Remembered ......
There are now four videos of the 2011 event posted on Facebook (click here)
Note: 185 photos now added to Facebook (search Kirkcudbright Art & Crafts Trail).
The Kirkcudbright Girls returned for 2011
Another successful 'Trail' which, once again, attracted thousands of visitors to Kirkcudbright. This year we were blessed with many hours of glorious sunshine and, unfortunately, the occasional unwelcome period of rain - Saturday being particularly hot and Sunday particularly wet. The extension to four days gave visitors the opportunity to visit many more venues which, judging by comments received, was greatly appreciated.
The photos above are from the 2011 'Trail' - Allan Ross's popular wooden toys and Ruth Sandiford playing Scottish Harp whilst enjoying the shade on a very hot Saturday. Also thank you to Ann Holmes for her two framed 'works of art'.
The following seven photos by Colin Saul
The 'Wishing Tree' - Birds on the washing line and the Wee Kirkcudbright Entertainers
Following six photos by Jim Bell
Dolls at the Scout Hall Jane Gibson at Cornerways
Andy Breen at Greengate Pipers at the Harbour
The Wee Kirkcudbright entertainers in the High Street Sami Thorpe at the Parish Hall
Jean & Ruthie Redden at work in Rhubarb basement.(Photos by Ruthie)
Floral arrangements in Greyfriars House (Photos by Ruthie)
Stewart Baillie & Linda Porritt exhibited in Greyfriars House (photos by Stewart)
The following four photos by Carl Dania
Do you know what it is yet Andy? Kite making with Anthea
Custom House People's Picture Palace at the Royal Hotel
The following photos have been sent in by Sandy Cowan
^ Fanfares for Fredwood and Sandy.
A piano duet by Mary Mann & Hazel Laurie at Broughton House and Pipers
outside Greengate entertained the visitors.
Newspaper Dress on the line, Kite Making at Greengate and Knitted Dress on the line
Willow by Lizzie Fairey, Wood and Pottery and Maverick Angels at Greengate
About the 'Trail'
As part of Kirkcudbright's 'Summer Festivities' programme the Art & Crafts Trail, which has been running successfully now for nine years, takes you into hidden gardens, artists' studios and homes, not normally open to the public, where you will be able to talk to some of the artists and find out what makes Kirkcudbright special for them. Trail venues are open daily from 11.00am until 5.00pm
Catch the 'Free Trail Bus' to venues outside the centre area. The route is shown in the brochure.
This four day event is a family friendly event with lots of 'fun' things to do. Who needs the Trafalgar Square Plinth - have a go on the Moat Brae Plinth.
Why not send a 'Message in a Bottle' , pose on the Plinth, have a go at 'Washing Line Art' or maybe even 'You've Been Framed'. The choices are endless.
Take the opportunity to visit around 70 different venues and meet some of the 180 or so participants as you wander around the picturesque harbour town nestling on the River Dee Estuary..
Sugarcraft Carved Furniture
Pottery Glassware Silver Jewellery
Kirkcudbright is steeped in history and has been the home of many famous artists over the years including E A Hornel and the 'Glasgow Boys', Jessie M King and her husband E A Taylor, Charles Oppenheimer, William Robson and David Sassoon to name a few - walk in their footsteps and visit some of the venues where they lived and worked.
Photo Opportunities - Please continue to send in your images if you joined us on any of the 'Trails' and took some great photos - we may even include it on the websiteor in the brochure. Photos should be standard 4"x6" (landscape) or digital (minimum 1200x900 pixels) and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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