Front Room Arts Trail, Totterdown

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

2019 Arts Trail – Welcome ALL

Welcome to Bristol’s longest running, and finest art trail.
We hope you have a great time this year wandering around the trail and soaking in the wonderful ambiance.

We have some great art on display and with Christmas fast approaching a wonderful chance to grab some unique gifts.

To help you on your way you can use our online map or download our mobile app (links at the bottom of this page) for free.

Paper versions of the map are also distributed throughout the trail from a variety of locations.

Who Are We?

The Front Room Arts is a free annual arts event in the Totterdown area of South Bristol. Our aim is to highlight our wealth of local talent as we invite you into their studio, back bedroom or front room – wherever the art happens.

The Trail is a unique opportunity to talk to artists about their work, materials and creative process.
Most artists on the Trail exhibit a significant body of work with much being available to purchase.
Our artists cover every conceivable medium, craft and skill, so there’s no shortage of incredible art to explore.

It is a unique chance for visitors to peek behind the scenes, experience this normally hidden world and get to chat to the artists and crafts people about their creative process.
Seeing an artist in action, chatting over a cup tea amongst the paints, clay and saw-dust gives you a real insight into the artistic process.

Maps and Aps

The best way to delve into the Front Room world is to download our app (Apple, Google Play) or to pick up a paper map from the Oxford or the Banana Boat, then simply follow your feet.
Most venues are open 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, some are open for a Friday night preview from 7pm to 9pm. Please check on individual venues for details.

To help you around the Totterdown Art Trail you can use our online map or our app.

We’d love to see the Trail from your perspective – use #totterdownarttrail on any social media channel to join in.

Apps Store arts trail app
Google Play arts trail app

Gail Orr (Organiser) – gailyorr@nulloutlook.com
Kim Hall (Press Liaison and Filmmaker) – woolquarter@nullgmail.com

Adrian Somerfield (website matters) web design city

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Van Gogh

Picture courtesy of ShePaints