2019 Arts Festival Trail
Posted on 27/11/2018
The annual Hertford Arts Festival 2019 will run from Friday 5th April to Sunday 5th May 2019. Local artists and businesses are being urged to sign up now to take part in the Arts Trail, which forms part of the festival
The comprehensive festival programme includes the Hertford Arts Trail, the Hertford Castle Craft Market & Open Day, local exhibitions, activities and performances including Hertford Theatre Week, Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition and the Hertford Arts Society Open Exhibition.
Last year, 28 talented artists showcased their work during the Hertford Arts Trail. Each artist was allocated a prime town centre location to exhibit and sell artwork for a month-long period. The pop-up art exhibition venues will be located around the town centre, where venues consist of a multitude of retailers including bars and cafes, beauty salons, clothes retailers & gift shops.
For 2019, the Hertford Arts Trail will launch on Friday 5th April at Hertford Castle where artists will preview one creation from their month long exhibition. The Arts Trail will then run from Saturday 6th April – Sunday 5th May and offer free entry to all venues.
Town Centre Businesses
Any town centre business is welcome to apply to become part of the Hertford Arts Trail and will be required to allocate a designated area within the premises for the artist to exhibit. The business will be open to trade as normal and should expect an increase in footfall from spectating visitors.
There are a number of benefits for businesses that are interested in becoming an Art Trail venue. The venue will retain a 15% commission from every art piece sold, be listed in the festival programme and invited to the opening launch at Hertford Castle.
It’s free of charge for businesses to sign up and become an Art Trail venue. Contact the Town Centre Officer, Ausra, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01992 552885.
For 2019, Hertford Town Council have once again partnered with Courtyard Arts to help promote the festival and source artists to take part in the Hertford Arts Trail.
Artists will be allocated a prime town centre location in which to display and sell their work for the period of the trail. This unique opportunity is low cost and charged at £30 per artist for the month long exhibition.
All artists are eligible to apply and must do so before the application closing date of 21st January 2019.
Artists can find further information and the application form online by visiting www.courtyardarts.org.uk