Following the trail of art around the Severn Vale

May 03 2017

THE increasingly popular Severn Vale Art Trail has been launched for 2017, with the work of more than 60 artists on show in studios and exhibition sites.

THE increasingly popular Severn Vale Art Trail has been launched for 2017, with the work of more than 60 artists on show in studios and exhibition sites.

A number of towns and villages are included in the trail, which runs from Earthcott in one direction up to Charfield and beyond in the other.

Thornbury hosts the biggest number of venues but those following the trail can also travel down to Olveston and up to Dursley, North Nibley and Berkeley to see a wide range of displays.

The Elms in Earthcott, between Iron Acton and Alveston, is staging a group exhibition featuring woodturning by George King, painting by Hayley Weaver, textiles and drawings by Ira Wood and the work of glass artist Leigh-Ann Maclean.

The trail runs until May 7 as part of Thornbury Arts Festival, with information on all the locations and opening tines on the festival website.

Anyone unable to follow the trail will be able to see an exhibition of work by some members of the art trail group from May 5-13 in Thornbury Town Hall.