Arts & Culture

Sale artists and designers are taking over at the Festival this Sunday

By Peter Trollope at

Artists and designers throughout the region will be showcasing their talents this Sunday with  an exhibition and art market at the Sale Waterside Arts Centre.

The Sale Arts Trail group is taking part in the Sale Festival and the exhibition,’Artist Takeover, includes more than 30 exhibitors, mainly from Trafford but with guests from Manchester & Stockport  organised by artists Sophie Nixon and Jo Lavelle, the exhibition provides an opportunity to view and purchase the work of artists and designers from the area. There will also be the chance to meet the artists and designers and watch them as they work.

Art mirrors life…they are all made from glass

“We have a fantastic following in Sale & Trafford. The Sale Arts Trail continues to deliver high quality arts events to the Trafford area and we are really excited about 2017 .”’ says Jo Lavelle.

local artist Sue Earnshaw

Artist Takeover will include jewellery and glasswork as well as painting and photography. With woodcraft, tailoring and textiles on display as well, the exhibition highlights the wide range of artwork produced in the area.

New exhibitors this year include artists Mat Pickles, Christina Quine and John Dempsey from Sale, Timperley ceramicist Barbara Chadwick, and Altrincham-based textile designer, Sue Deighton.

The bees will be buzzing on Sunday

The Sale Arts Trail was formed four years ago to promote professional artists and makers in Trafford and neighbouring areas. It has been associated with the Sale Festival since 2015 .

Admission to the exhibition is free. It will take place in the Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, on June 11, from 10.30am-5pm.

Sale Arts Trail  say on their website:” We have taken the decision to go bi-annual with the trail, meaning this year there will be no trail BUT we will be back with a themed super trail next year which we are already working on.

“We do have a working title for next years trail which is very exciting and to accommodate this we will hold the trail in early September.”

Sale Art Trail will host a series of events for 2017 under the banner of #ArtistTakeover. starting with The Waterside Arts Centre, Sale. Sunday 11th June 11-5pm. FREE ADMISSION

The Sale Festival continues until Sunday June 25.