Following requests by visitors to the group’s recent pop-up exhibition in Lowestoft’s Britten Centre, the Easterly Artists Studio Trail returns to North-East Suffolk in June, giving visitors a chance to meet the artists face-to-face to learn more about their work.
Twice as many studios are taking part in this year’s trail, with 13 showcased. A key feature is that members all live or work within 20 miles of Ness Point, putting the focus on talent in the region and making it simpler for visitors to plan their visits. Studios are spread in a circle covering Beccles, Brampton, Bungay, Halesworth, Henham, Kessingland, Lowestoft and Somerleyton. Entry is free.
Studios are open 11am-5pm every weekend in June. Not every artist is open every weekend, so please check dates before you travel. You can pick up a guide from libraries, cafes and galleries, or download a copy from www.easterly.org.uk/studio-trail-leaflet, where a new interactive map makes it easy to organise your route. New for this year, the guide also lists nearby pubs or restaurants for refreshment en route.
Many artists are also taking part in the Suffolk Open Studios programme – more details from www.suffolkopenstudios.org. Visitors can also follow Easterly Artists on Facebook and Instagram.