The 2016 Art Trail involves many people – from enthusiastic amateurs who have never exhibited before to experienced professionals. Here’s what a few people had to say about the 2016 event.
“Participating in the Billericay Art Trail took me from being an extremely enthusiastic amatuer photographer where I hardly dared take my holiday photo albums out to show others, to one where I am taking my first faltering footsteps into the realms of being a slightly professional one! Since the Trail I have been commissioned to take a series of images for the Property Specialists on Billericay High Street and have been approached by individuals to provide prints for their domestic needs too. I cannot imagine any better way to get your work better known than to take part in something like this. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience last year and can’t wait until the new improved version this September. I’ll be in the queue to sign up again as soon as applications are being taken … and if you’re thinking of doing likewise – stop thinking and sign up NOW! Enthusiastic Amateur
“As an artist I found the Art Trail very well organised. It was great to meet fellow artists, viewing and discussing their work. I had a very successful Trail, selling one picture exhibited and receiving two commissions. I hope to take part again this year” Experienced Exhibitor
“I’m inspired to paint again and intend to join the next trail” Member of the public
“I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Billericay Art Trail 2016. It was not only the first exhibition that I had taken part in since finishing my fine art degree, it was the first time that I had showed my art work locally. An art trails allows both the community and artists to meet and celebrate art. It also allows children to explore their creativity. Taking part in the children’s activities last year in Billericay Library meant that I had relevant experience when it came to attaining my current job as a Learning Support Assistant.” Enthusiastic Amateur