Alternatives explored for cancelled Art Trail

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on May 15, 2020

THE 2020 Southern Art and Craft Trail has been cancelled but participating artists may still have an opportunity to exhibit this year.

ArtSouthWA Chairperson Merry Robertson said the committee made the decision last week to completely cancel the event, rather than reschedule, and all members had agreed it was a good decision.

The organisation is now investigating an alternative including a social media campaign using the ArtSouthWA website, Facebook and Instagram to promote artists, art groups and galleries.

The campaign will continue until the end of 2020 and only be available to ArtSouthWA members.

“The initial concept includes an ‘Artist in Spotlight’ profile, and artworks for sale including pricing,” Ms Robertson said.

“Buyers would contact artists directly to arrange purchases.”

Next year’s event is expected to fall during its usual scheduled time of September and October.