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Public Invited To Artists Work At Weekend Trail – Somerset Guardian

There is the chance to see local artists in action when they throw open their studio doors and invite the public to take a look inside this weekend.

The old bakery artists art trail will see painters, potters, printers and photographers coming together to showcase their work at 11 different venues across Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Paulton.

The group has organised the event to try to change the way people think about art. Rather than a painting being something created magically and mysteriously behind closed doors they want to ‘bring art into the community,’ encouraging more people to give it a go for themselves.

There will be eight open studios where members will be showing their work either individually or with other artists as well as group shows in St John’s Church Hall, Midsomer Norton; St Nicholas Church Tea Rooms, Radstock and Swan Artworks, High Street, Midsomer Norton.

Most venues will be open from 10.30am to 5pm from tomorrow to Sunday with artists in attendance.

Photographer Keith Wisbey said: “They would love to meet you and talk about their work and many will have sketchbooks and working drawings on display so you can see how the work progresses from the initial thought to the finished piece.”

Painter Wendy McCleave said the event would be a particularly poignant one as Midsomer Norton artist David Fisher, a member of the group, recently lost a battle with cancer. “He will be greatly missed,” she said.

Refreshments will be available at most venues and, in memory of Mr Fisher, donations will go to the Be a Brick Appeal for the RUH Space for Cancer Care Campaign.

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