Would you like to take part in this year’s art trail?

This year’s art trail will run from Thursday, 6th October to Sunday, 9th October, inclusive. If you’d like to join this year’s trail please click here to start the process.

The closing date for requests to take part is 31 March 2016.


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.

This exciting new venture for Ilkley Arts will kick off with the first Creative Network event entitled ‘First Impressions’ held on Thursday 25th February 2016 at 7.30pm in the Wildman Theatre, Ilkley Playhouse. Please see the Creative Network page for more details.

Other Events….

Rich Bunce, will be hosting several walking photography courses throughout the year. Upcoming events include a dawn photo walk at Malham and a photo walk social in Ilkley, going up to Calvary. There will also be a Photoshop & Lightroom workshop at Outside the Box Cafe. See Rich’s Walking Photographer Tours website for further details.



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