Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Launch of The Ennistymon Art And Craft Trail on 23rd June 2016

On June 23rd 2016, follow the Ennistymon Art and Craft Trail to find your way to 13 art galleries, artists’ studios and exhibitions in Ennistymon, County Clare. The trail follows a free map which contains details of free workshops, exhibitions and events running throughout the town as part of the Ennistymon Midsummer Festival. The Trail takes in 5 permanent art galleries, 10 artists’ studios, a full-time art course, a sculpture and poetry garden, and temporary art exhibitions in 5 Ennistymon businesses.

Ennistymon is rapidly gaining a name as an art town! Since 2005, with the opening of the Courthouse Gallery and Studios, Ennistymon has gained a reputation as the best place in County Clare to see contemporary art exhibitions of all kinds. Any casual visitor to Ennistymon will now see a wide range of art galleries throughout the town. Less well-known are the many artists’ studios and the full-time VS Art Course also hidden away in nooks and crannies of this not-so-sleepy market town. Now you can find them too with the free art trail map!

The idea for the Ennistymon Art and Craft Trail came as a result of a collaboration between Peter Goossens of The Secret Vault Art & Craft Gallery and Sara Foust of Foust Gallery. “When I opened in April this year, Peter came across the street from his gallery, delighted that another gallery was opening and to propose the idea of an Art Trail in the town,” says Sara Foust. “I immediately saw the advantage of working together to bring art-lovers to Ennistymon as a destination. The upcoming Ennistymon Midsummer Festival was the obvious time to begin! “

The Ennistymon Art and Craft Trail Launch includes:
Free music, poetry readings, art workshops, artist presentations, historical presentations, watch artists at work, sculpture garden and many many photography and art exhibitions at these participating venues in Ennistymon:
Foust Gallery; The Secret Vault, Art and Craft Gallery; Courthouse Gallery and Studios; Byrnes Art Gallery and Violin Shop; The Salmon Bookshop and Literary Centre; Centre Artists Studios, Ennistymon Community Centre; Art by Caitriona Sheedy; Blue Frog/Ennistymon VS Art Course; Byrnes Wine Dine and Stay; Wall’s Picture Framing; Hair Design; Market House CafĂ©; ‘Gateways’, exhibition in empty storefront. For more information, please contact: Sara Foust, Foust Gallery, Phone 0863366908/ Email sarafoust@yahoo.com Kathryn Comber or Trudi van der Elsen, Courthouse Gallery, Phone 065-7071630 Peter Goosens, The Secret Vault, contact@thesecretvault.eu

Kindly supported by Clare County Council - Clare County of Culture.

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