Winter’s not all about the freezing cold – it also marks the countdown for the Surf Coast Arts Trail.
Held on the weekend of August 10 and 11, this year’s annual Surf Coast Arts Trail is loaded with every form of art you can think of.
Artists, studios, and galleries have been busy preparing their artwork and art spaces for the annual event where they will open their doors and invite you to explore pottery, jewelry-making, blacksmithing, painting, woodwork and so much more. Not only will you visit an artist in their creative space, and speak personally with them about what drives their work, but you’ll also gain inspiration and insight into particular artworks by physically seeing the artist in their studio.
Showcasing around 50 venues, with 10 new venues joining favourites from previous years, this year’s trail is open on the Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm, which means it’s a perfect day out for all the family.
The Surf Coast Shire is also thrilled to announce the launch of their interactive digital map (in addition to their print one) which will make planning your day of art a whole lot easier. Since there are over 50 venues scattered around, the digital maps show you a virtual view of the trail, and you can plan your own route in advance. This way, on the day, your only focus is to enjoy and appreciate all the creative talent around the Surf Coast. Because the map will be available after the event, it means our local artists can promote their work even after the event too. How’s that for community-focused?!
Mark the date in your calendar. It’s a not-to-miss year for the Surf Coast Arts Trail! Rug up, get outside and enjoy the beautiful hinterland along the coast.
For more information and to stay up-to-date with the artists featured in this year’s event, visit www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/artstrail.
View the interactive map via made.withalpaca.com/locale/surf-coast-arts-trail
Written by Naseem Radmehr
Image: Surge by Rowena Martinich, image is cropped