Fifty-four professional artists of the Tamar Valley open their doors between Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, September 5 (including Bank Holiday Monday) and invite the public into their private working space to see the art and chat about the artist’s working process and inspiration.
Drawn to the Valley artists’ group was formed by a few artists over seven years ago, in the aftermath of the Foot and Mouth Crisis. At that time, the Tamar Valley was virtually closed to visitors. Despite this, the largely self-funded group of artists is now thriving with over a hundred artist-members; feeding into the area’s creative economy by drawing visitors into the region.
Explore the slow pleasure of hidden areas of unspoilt scenery, on both Cornwall and Devon sides of the River Tamar, from Launceston in the north down to the Rame Peninsula in south-east Cornwall. Stop en route for a pasty or cream tea.
Work is for sale and you browse, with no pressure to buy, for as long as you like. Choose from painters, ceramicists, jewellers and many other skilled practitioners; check out the directory on the Drawn to the Valley website, from Saltash Waitrose, or local tourist information centres.
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