FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2019
Launch of the Glastonbury Mural Trail for Somerset Art Weeks 2019
To celebrate Glastonbury as a destination venue and hub of independent art, the Glastonbury Town Council and the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and Tourism have developed a town-wide mural trail, in the spirit of an open air art installation. The official launch of the Glastonbury Mural Trail will be held on Friday 20th September to celebrate the start of the annual county-wide Somerset Art Weeks, running from Saturday 21st September to Sunday 6th October. The creation of the mural trail, which brings together 25 unique outdoor pieces, hopes to encourage visitors to Glastonbury during Somerset Art Weeks and beyond.
Generously sponsored by Glastonbury businesses and Thorndown Paints, the Glastonbury Mural Trail showcases the depth of local talent and encourages an important partnership with local businesses funding independent artists. An official map will be available from the Glastonbury Information Centre and from local businesses in early September. The launch party will take place on Friday, September 20 at Unit 3, Beckery Enterprise Park, Beckery Old Road in Glastonbury, BA6 9NT. Featuring cocktails, small bites, music and live graffiti artists painting in the adjacent skate park, the event runs from 4:30 to 6:30 PM and will be sponsored by Sweet Track CrossFit, Middlewick Holiday Cottages and Avalon Company Services.
Glastonbury-based artist Kim von Coels of The Krumble Empire has been managing the project since its inception. “As a local artist involved in painting murals on Glastonbury walls for years, i was really thrilled to be asked to create an official Glastonbury Mural Trail for this years Somerset Art Weeks Festival. Not only is it a great way for the community to celebrate our creativity but its also a great opportunity for local artists to showcase their work. I love how the community has really come together to support this project—it makes me very proud to call Glastonbury my home.”
Murals on Silver Street and outside St. Dunstan’s House at the GIastonbury Information Centre have already been unveiled with new murals being painted and older ones being revamped in the weeks to come. Other Glastonbury venues participating in Somerset Art Weeks are the Zig Zag Building, Red Brick Building and the Almshouses.
The Glastonbury Mural Trail is on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/509584599795907/
About the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
The Glastonbury Chamber was established in its current form in 2016 and has since grown to be one of the largest chambers in the Mendips with over 60 members. The town council has implemented a number of initiatives including the launch of the Bittern Trail, a walking and cycle route from Glastonbury to the Avalon Marshes Centre, the Glastonbury Business Map and High Street Lates. Jill Barker of Middlewick Holiday Cottages acts as Chair of the chamber and works closely with VisitSomerset amongst other regional and national tourism bodies and chambers of commerce.
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