Annual weekend event celebrating creativity in the communities of Southville, Bedminster & Ashton

The South Bristol Arts Trail is a free event, open to everyone, and takes place once a year in venues across Southville, Bedminster and Ashton.

Each year over 100 local artists exhibit in venues across BS3. Artists open their homes and studio spaces, as well as exhibiting in community venues from schools and shops to cafes and community centres. Wander through our streets and discover new artists, favourite local venues and creatives that might just surprise you.

From performers, painters and papercraft to ceramics, sculptures and sketchers, the Trail celebrates the breadth of creativity locally, with something for all to enjoy.

The South Bristol Arts Trail has been running for over 10 years and is now a well established part of the arts calendar in Bristol. We have a good number of fully accessible venues and most will be able to walk or cycle between venues. As well as exhibiting artists and workshops, there are a great range of restaurants and cafes on route making for the perfect refreshment pit stop when needed!

‘Congratulations on an excellent event! I really appreciate your commitment to inclusion, and hope that the measures (the rest stops etc) supported the people that needed them. Thank you for all that you do to support our community, I had a blast!’

In 2023 we teamed up with Boardwalk and were lucky enough to work with their fabulous videographer Owen. Exploring Ashton, Bedminster & Southville, Owen had the pleasure of meeting some of the fabulous creatives taking part in the 2023 Trail.

The Green Potionista
Louise Wilmott
Striped Pebble

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