Art Trek 2019 takes place from 13th to 29th September.

Please let us know about your Art Trek experience by filling in our short feedback form HERE or in the Visitor Feedback form in the Art Trek brochure.

No pressure is put on visitors to buy from the artists, but should you decide to, please note that due to the very nature of an open studios event, some artists will only be able to accept cash or cheques on the day and may be miles from the nearest bank or cash machines.

Some of the Art Trek artists will be willing to taking on commissions, so here are a few ideas and ground rules if you do want to commission a piece of art from the artists or makers.

  • Discuss a fee, which should include artist time/materials/delivery/installation etc.
  • Pay a deposit (a percentage to be agreed between you and artist).
  • Agree a timeline to liaise during making of the commissioned piece, re: progress reports/photos, etc.
  • Perhaps agree staged payments, or perhaps a final payment on invoice, on completion of the piece, prior to delivery/collection/installation.
  • Include all the above discussion points and the agreed fee into a contract document, which both artist and commissioner should agree and sign. Print two copies, so each party has a copy to refer to in case of changes.
  • Taking this structured approach in a professional manner helps both parties.

Art Trek can take no responsibility for any financial transactions between artists and visitors, we are merely the vehicle to promote the artists to the visitors.

Visiting artists studios and workspaces can involve coming into contact with the tools of their trade, so please treat with respect as there may be items such as; sharp tools, scattered items restricting floorspace, fragile ceramics and hot kilns and other unexpected obstacles. If visiting with children, please check that the venue is child friendly prior to your visit.

Visitors are asked to take due care whilst visiting any of the artists venues as they are working spaces with tools, machinery, etc. Art Trek cannot be held responsible for any accidents that may occur.

Finally, if you're coming a long way to visit any of the Art Trek artists, it may be worth contacting the venues you plan to see, just in case their opening days and times have changed due to personal reasons.

You will find the latest news about the event and the artists involved on or via our two Facebook pages; ArtTrekNorthDevon and ND Art Trek.

We wish you all a very happy experience on your Art Trek travels around the beautiful North Devon countryside.