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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Ilkley Art Trail at Ilkley Art Fair 12 and 13 August 2011




Carole Barnes and Lorna Bird stood for a day each at Ilkley Art Fair to catch early interest from outside the town to demonstrate that Ilkley has more than landscape to offer, should they wish to return in October.

The opportunity was thanks to the generosity of Tim Tennant of Tennants Art Shop on Hawkesworth Street, who organises the Art Fair and who is also a supporter of Ilkley Art Trail. Our space there was given as sponsorship.

Ilkley Art Fair attracts visitors from the length and breadth of the country and many of those are Art Club groups. We discovered, as hoped, that many visitors are looking for more than is generally on offer in a rural town. Many were pleased and heartened to be offered the opportunity to come and see some of our more conceptual, non-representational and abstract work in October.

Much interest was generated, much checking of diaries and taking of our postcards, many names for the mailing list gathered and promisses to go straight home and check out plans for October.

All in all an excitement generating success. Twigglets and chocolate went down well too.

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