Shrewsbury Arts Trail 2023
From July the 1st to August the 31st, Shrewsbury will be a hub of creative activity with the return of Shrewsbury Arts Trail, with some very famous artists involved and a chance for local artists to raise their own profiles too. A dazzling sculpture trail by the world-famous Salvador Dali will take centre stage, and famous works will be exhibited alongside artwork by local artists, inspired by and responding to these 'big names'.
Now in its third year, the Shrewsbury Arts Trail continues to grow in scope and ambition with even more venues, organisations, workshops and events involved this year. Driven by their passion for art and the desire to make art accessible to a larger community while at the same time promoting the work of local artists, the small but dedicated Arts Trail team led by founder, Jess Richards, have selected ‘Movement’ as the theme for this year’s trail.
This theme has been chosen to coincide with the 350th anniversary celebrations of the birth of John Weaver. Born in Shrewsbury, John Weaver is regarded as the father of English ballet and pantomime and there will be a number of dance and music events in July to commemorate his life and work.
Throughout July and August, local artists work interpreting the theme of ‘Movement’ will be displayed at three main locations; Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Theatre Severn and The Parade with a host of exhibitions and events taking place at other participating venues. See What’s On and the venue pages for full details.
Building on the success of the Andrew Logan Sculpture Trail last year, which was enjoyed by thousands of visitors, we are thrilled that the Sculpture Trail this year will feature works by Salvador Dalí, loaned by The Dalí Universe AlP S.L, and Jacob Chandler.