Ilkley Art Trail 2016

Thursday,6 October to Sunday, 9 October

Applications to join this year’s trail have now closed. Watch this space for more information about the trail.

Beyond the Trail……

Arts in Ilkley doesn’t stop with the trail, as events happen all year round.

Ilkley Arts Creative Network

Many of the exhibiting artists from the 2015 Art Trail are keen to continue sharing aspects of their practice and artistic development with a wider audience and as a result Ilkley Arts Creative Network has been set up.

The first event was entitled ‘First Impressions’ and was  held on Thursday 25th February 2016. Further events are planned.

Please see the Creative Network page for more details.

Other Events….

Day of Clay 2016 – Centre Of Ceramic Art (CoCA), York Art Gallery, 14 May 2016.

A celebration of ceramics with professional ceramicists Emily Stubbs and Rebecca Appleby, artist Chris Beale, The Great Pottery Throw Down winner Matthew Wilcock, as well as a range of hands-on activities and demonstrations including a 3D ceramic printing demonstration.

All activities during the Day of Clay are FREE with no need to book (gallery admission applies).

Rich Bunce, will be hosting several walking photography courses throughout the year.  Please see Rich’s Walking Photographer Tours website for further details.


Ilkley Art Trail 2015

The trail is over for another year, but what a trail it was!

Here’s a link to a short film Anna Nolan has produced of some of the artists from this year’s trail.


Ilkley Art Trail 2015

It was wonderful bringing the Art Trail back to Ilkley this year – 44 artists exhibiting this year using 26 venues, including for the first time the Town Hall in Ilkley.  the trail was very busy, with venues reporting increased visitors and many positive and supportive comments. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed seeing inside this important building as well as viewing some great art.  Kathryn Fox’s ‘Hide and Seek’ – trail within a trail, also proved very popular.

We also helped stage a number of interesting events this year..

  • 2 outdoor art installations on Ilkley Moor
  • Art Fund – Edible Masterpieces event
  • Art Workshops inspired by our artists

These were well received, and we intend to continue to support and stage events through the year. Go to the events page to see the up to date information on all of planned events and see details of those already held.

Most of all, we want to thank our supporters, the artists and the visitors who made the trail such a great event.

Board of Trustees

Ilkley Arts

Interactive map of the trail here




Our Supporters

(Note that all the links below will open an external web site in a new browser window)

Ilkley.playhouse.org.uk the_art_shops (2)
Avanti logo Photography and Artist Profiling
ILF logo OTB_logo
Sponge Tree  flyingduck
nora tivoli
harrison-robinson shoo
ipclogo bradford
Ben Rhydding Methodist Church Clarke Foley Centre

The Dalesway Gallery