ArtWaves Festival has announced the details of its upcoming Visual Art Trail which is set to be displayed in windows across Bridlington. Creating an exciting tour around the town where people can search for the Seabirds between the 1st and 7th March 2021.
The 24 Seabirds have been brought to life by artists across the UK, each putting a signature twist on the design. Artists such as Ian Kirkpatrick, Juliette Losq, Charles Evans and renowned street artists, Paris and Hazard have all participated to make this a vibrant and incredibly diverse art trail.
A specially designed bird book and map are now available to download from the festival website and will help hunters uncover the locations and spot each of them.
Festival Director, Lauren Frost said, ‘We are extremely excited to see the return of our visual art trail in 2021, it’s one of the only elements that can continue to run in the original format. Although the majority of the event is now online we felt it was vital to maintain a physical presence where possible and the trail is something that can be done safely assuming those participating observe the current government guidance. We have a really exciting selection of birds ready to be placed in windows across the town for people to find, we can’t wait for people to see them!’
Following the completion of the live art trail, all the birds will be placed in an online auction to raise money for art projects such as The Critical Fish.
The Critical Fish Co-founder, Jill Howitt said, ‘We are delighted to be receiving funding from the sale of the birds produced for ArtWaves. We think this is a fantastic project that will create a fun and interesting trail around Bridlington, showcase the creativity of a range of artists, whilst raising money for arts organisations such as ourselves. We will use the funding to commission and present work by artists and writers – many from the local region. This is a difficult time for the arts and we are so grateful to have this support from a local arts organisation’
The Artwaves Festival Visual Art Trail is for everyone to enjoy, and seeks to provide some outdoor excitement and variation in these difficult times and forms a small section of the overall festival which is now taking to the digital platform.
The bird book and further festival information is available on the festival website artwaves.co.uk and ticketing enquiries for bookable workshops can be made via the Bridlington Spa box office on 01262 678258.