A chance to watch artists at work

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From today you will have the opportunity to watch artists at work.

The Western Open Studios and Art Trail (WOSAT) will take place in Dalby, Patrick, Glen Maye, Peel and St John’s from today until Sunday May 12.

You will find artists at work in their own studios, art exhibitions in public venues and an art trail of retail outlets hosting displays of work.

The Creative Network is an island-wide, cooperative group of artists working together to promote visual arts in the Isle of Man.

This is the network’s latest major public event, showing the work of 46 artists in 30 assorted venues in the west of the island. It builds on the success of the inaugural WOSAT last year when 1000 visitors took to the trail.

Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood will officiate at the formal weekend opening event at 10am on Saturday, May 11, at the Isle Gallery in Tynwald Mills.

Visitors will be able to follow the new trail to meet artists and see their work in every form and medium, such as sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, wearable art, textile art, mixed media, ceramics and wood carving.

Seven resident artists in Peel, St Johns, Glen Maye and Dalby are going to open up their individual private working spaces, studios and workshops to the public. Many more artists, compared to last year, will hold demonstrations and workshops in the Corrin Hall, Peel, Patrick Church and The Isle Gallery, Tynwald Mills.

The trail guide and map can be purchased from Celtic Gold, Patrick Church and the Isle Gallery at Tynwald Mills.

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