The Arts Trail is one of the biggest art events in the South Hams. It takes places annually during the second half of October, covering the week before and the week of half-term. Each year approximately 60 SHAF (South Hams Arts Forum) artists participate in the Trail, exhibiting and selling their work in 18+ venues across the South Hams.
It provides the opportunity for visitors to view and buy paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, lampshades, mosaics, hand-turned wooden items and furniture, felt, paper and textile art, photography, basketry, prints , metal work (medals, pewter art pieces), collage, and much more … as well as cards, including early Christmas cards!
Some artists work on their kitchen tables, others in purpose-built studios; some work alone, others in an artists’ collective. So visitors to SHAF Arts Trail venues will find some artists exhibiting in their homes and studios, others in galleries, exhibition halls, and even pubs! Following the Arts Trail also provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the glorious South Hams and discover places (including cream tea venues) you never knew existed.
Alyson Cadd, Chillington
This year the SHAF The South Hams Arts Trail is coming to Chillington! Alyson Cadd will be participating in this annual free ‘Open Studio’ event this year, opening her studio and home as a gallery. Opening times are between Saturday 13th until Sunday 28th October, weekdays 1-5pm, weekends 11-5pm (closed 17th). Alyson produces a range of work in watercolour, acrylic and pen and ink. All unique and all created just up the road in Chillington.
Subjects include seascapes, wildlife, birds, local and Japanese themes. There will also be cards and gift items available, with Christmas in mind.