Art Trek 2017



We are delighted to have internationally renowned ceramicist Sandy Brown as a guest artist at our Art Trek event this year.

Opening her wonderful studio space to the public at The Sandy Brown Museum, Appledore, she will also be hosting a special collaborative event on 21st September, The Glorious Modern Banquet with award winning chef, Lyndsay Platt of The Glorious Oyster. They both come together to produce a memorable evening of fabulous food served on Sandy’s individual hand-painted ceramics!


“I am honoured to be the Specially Invited Artist for Art Trek 2018. It is a privilege. Thank you to the Art Trek team for inviting me to participate and I look forward to meeting all of you.” – Sandy Brown


Art Trek Open Studios is now in its fifteenth year, growing from a small trail of just eleven artists at the beginning, into a large annual event which can have up to 100 artists and makers taking part.


Each year new artists and makers join Art Trek along with some of our regular and more established artists - we like to encourage younger artists, perhaps just starting out in their careers, alongside artists such as Sandy Brown who have had long and successful careers in the UK and worldwide. Creating this mix stimulates a freshness and depth to the event, challenging the newer emerging artists to what can be achieved.

The Art Trek network across North Devon gives an opportunity to the artists, many working in rurally isolated places, to raise their profile and showcase their work directly to the public. For visitors it affords a rare opportunity to meet these artists and makers in a relaxed atmosphere, chat about their work processes, see demonstrations, join in special workshops and events but also giving the potential to buy or commission unique, hand-created artworks from those taking part. 

We wish you all a very happy experience on your Art Trek travels around the beautiful North Devon countryside. Please let us know about your Art Trek experience by filling in our short feedback form HERE!

If you’re planning a visit to North Devon for the Art Trek Open Studios and looking for a place to stay, do check out for accommodation in the local area. Also you might want to download the North Devon Food Trail app. to see a variety places to eat in the area.