Lady Bay Arts Trail

Lady Bay Arts Trail

Lady Bay Arts Trail takes place every third weekend in May. Over 70 artists local to the Nottingham area as well as from the wider East Midlands show a wide range of visual art, making and design in homes, gardens, studios, local businesses and public buildings. Workshops aimed at children and families are provided at Lady Bay Primary School, with further art workshops and demonstrations organised by artists across the Arts Trail. The aim is to provide a visitor-friendly experience of art outside galleries and art institutions. Several musicians, choirs and dance groups also join in.

The dates for 2021 are 15th-16th May.  But sadly it has had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.  Here is the latest situation as advised by the organising committee.

"It is with great regret the Lady Bay Arts Trail will not open 15/16th May 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic lockdown restrictions and the timescales for the roll out of vaccinations which look to extend well beyond May.

We have considered various options as to how we could safely open showcasing a selection of artists. However given the widespread uncertainty locally and nationally regarding summer festivals and art events - many currently cancelling, it is clear we cannot open. Many of our larger public venues are extremely cautious and unable to commit.

Instead we will launch a Creativity Fund to which we have allocated £3000 to set up and award a range of funds for creative projects. This will be aimed at both individuals and community groups. More information will be shared in the next few weeks. It is hoped many can take place over the summer. Our intention is to platform these on social media.

We know there are so many fantastic ingredients to LBAT weekend - art in homes, public spaces, school workshops, musicians, local businesses - we can only look forward to a more optimistic future in 2022."

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Watch the video of the 2019 event here (with thanks to Mike Crook for the video)

Lady Bay Arts Trail