Bath’s popular arts trails and open studios run throughout the month of May, with an event in a different part of the city each weekend. In total, more than 180 artists and makers will open their doors to the public to showcase original artwork, give demonstrations or offer workshops. It’s an opportunity to discover the wide range of art and craft being created here, meet artists and makers, talk about their ideas or just enjoy browsing. You might even buy a piece of original art at an affordable price, or feel inspired to take up a new creative activity. With painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture on show as well as glass, jewellery, ceramics and textile art, there’s something for all tastes. Whether you’re walking or driving, the routes are manageable and refreshments are provided at pubs, cafés and some artist venues.
Larkhall Open Studios: 5 – 7 May
Newbridge Arts Trail: 12 – 13 May
Widcombe Art Trail: 19 – 20 May
Bear Flat Artists Open Studios: 26 – 28 May
Main image: Coast by Paul Brokensha