Information for visitors

Devon HillsNorth Devon is a popular holiday destination with visitors coming from near and far. Especially famed for its beauty and easy going, friendly population, its traditions, lush open countryside, miles of winding roads and lanes and amazing rugged coastline, but also Exmoor for its quietness and ‘dark skies’. Some visitors to North Devon may be surprised to learn how many creative people and artists work in the area. So here’s your chance to learn more about things to do and see on your holiday, making North Devon a ‘must go’ destination for any art lover.

Open Studios

North Devon Art Trek is a great way to see interesting artwork while enjoying the delights of countryside and coast as well as the towns and villages of this amazingly varied landscape.

Not only are you able to enjoy meeting the artists and looking at or buying works of art in a friendly relaxed atmosphere, you can watch demonstrations, take part in workshops and even go on special walks around the fantastic coast and countryside which inspires our artists.

Whether you live in Devon, are an occasional visitor or regularly take an annual holiday here, there is always more to discover.

Visit our News Section for up to date information about the 2016 event.

Artist Networking Opportunies

The open studio event in September is also a great opportunity for artists to meet one another in the studio. Collaborations may spring up and support and enthusiasm nurtures creative thought and production.

Contacting Artists

Most Artists are generally delighted to receive enquiries about their work, but not everyone is available all the time, and may have moved or have other reasons for being unable to receive visitors. Your respect for privacy is appreciated.

If you want to visit an artist outside the NDArt Trek period, it is Required that you contact them first, by email or phone, and make an appointment. This will help avoid disappointment all round.


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