History

October 2011 saw the lovely Yorkshire town of Ilkley having its first Art Trail with open studios and other venues, including exhibitions in unusual spaces.

The event was repeated in 2012 and 2013 and returns after a one year hiatus in 2015.

For details of past years’ events see the following pages:

Fans of the well-established North Yorkshire Open Studios and of Saltaire Arts Trail will be familiar with the buzz of the concept.

We hope to put Ilkley firmly on the map of cultural happenings where visual arts are concerned and our mission is to support visual artists in the area to raise their profile, to exhibit and sell their work in line with contemporary best practice, across many more venues than are currently available to them locally. We aim to bring more art to public spaces and to the public, and in so doing encourage a synergy in the arts locally that enriches the experience of the community and visitors alike.