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Hertford Arts Trail Returns

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Picture of the Arts Festival Poster

After being postponed back in April, the Hertford Arts Trail is back this October to brighten up the Town Centre. During the month-long festival, which runs from Saturday 3rd October until Saturday 31st October, 30 artists will exhibit work in a prime town centre location across 30 venues. The public can view the pop-up exhibitions free of charge with artwork being displayed in windows and inside premises taking into account social distancing and safety precautions.

The Trail is intended to encourage locals and visitors to explore the array of independent businesses within the county town, promote the artists whose work will be on sale and support the venues offering the exhibition space.

An array of media will be on display from sculpture to cartoonist, oil on canvas to pottery which will be available to purchase.

Venue opening times will vary, it is suggested that visitors check location opening times in advance by visiting www.gohertford.co.uk.

A hard copy of the art trail map and locations will be available to collect from Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre closer to the date of the event.

The event is organised by Hertford Town Council in partnership with Courtyard Arts.

Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said:

"The Hertford Art Trail has become a well-established and popular event over the last few years.   After its postponement in the spring, it's wonderful that we will be able to enjoy it this autumn.  The Art Trail brings together artists and local businesses, and gives people the opportunity to see works of art in different settings, either by taking a tour of the whole Trail, or seeing the work of individual arts when they visit participating shops and restaurants."

Hertford Arts Trail Partners, Courtyard Arts said:

"We are delighted to again be partnering with Hertford Town Council to bring the 2020 Art Trail to fruition. The Trail provides talented artists from the region with the opportunity to share their work with a wider public. During these challenging times it will be especially pleasing to see the town transformed by such a range of creativity."

These are the artists and locations that are taking part in the Hertford Art Trail:

Venue Name

Venue Address

Artist Name

Courtyard Arts

Port Vale, SG14 3AA

Deana Kim Page

Arts Hub

The Old Brewery, Hartham Lane, SG14 1QR

Various Artists

The Classic Barbers

23B Old Cross, SG14 1RE

Paul Fennell

Frankie and Olive

19 Old Cross, SG14 1RE

Natalie Duncker

Designer Eyes

15 Old Cross, SG14 1RE

Victoria Leighton

Tierney Salons

13 Old Cross, SG14 1RE

Abbie Dunham

Dead Swanky

9 Old Cross, SG14 1RE

Paula Cherry

The Women’s Society

2 St Andrews Street, SG14 1JA

Kellie Ahl

Magpie Amore

6 St Andrews Street, SG14 1VA

Amy Wilson

Subway to Aldi

St Andrew St / A414

Various Artists


25a St Andrew Street, SG14 1HZ

Jeannie Sondheimer 

Harry Joseph Tailoring

1 St Andrew Street, SG14 1HZ

Sarah Core

Mark Wine Antiques

1 St Andrew Street, SG14 1HZ

Bernadette Dunthorn

McMullen’s Brewery

26 Old Cross, SG14 1RD

Barbara Goult

Leaf Cafe

8 Old Cross, SG14 1RB

Michael Cook

Shepherds of Hertford

6 Millbridge, SG14 1PY

Mae Norman

Rossi's Attic

4 Mill Bridge, SG14 1PY

Lee Wolkowicz 

Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre

10-12 The Wash, SG14 1PX

Emma Marsden


22 Maidenhead Street, SG14 1DR

Hannah Tuson-Heasley


14 Bull Plain, SG14 1DT

Various Artists

Replenish Refill Store

10 Railway Street, SG14 1BG

Amanda German

Mudlarks Garden Café 

32 Fore Street, SG14 1AL

Linda Keeley

Eye Mind Heart

45 Fore Street, SG14 1AL

Laura Burns

Spoons Kitchen

6 Post Office Walk, Fore St, SG14 1DL

William Butcher

Love Flowers

1 Market Street SG14 1DF

Claire Carey

Direct Mobility

15 Church Street, SG14 1EJ

Lucy Sugden

Scott Sports

4 Market Place SG14 1DF

Steve Baldwin

Hertford House

1 Fore Street, SG14 1DA

Ceri House

Thomas Childs

9-13 Parliament Sq, SG14 1EX

Nick Shipton

The Shop

19-21 Parliament Sq, SG14 1EX

Jodie Cowler

Spotlight on the artist:

Steve Baldwin – Scott Sports

Steve Baldwin is a locally-based landscape photographer and his work - in both colour and monochrome - captures the beauty of the environment around Hertford.  He is drawn in particular to the fleeting special moments allowed by the light at either end of the day.  

Laura Burns – Eye Mind Heart

Laura Burns creates delicate and delightful paper-cut artworks utilising both painted papers and found patterns. Laura’s colourful compositions take inspiration from the botanical world, featuring natural plant forms as they interact with contrasting architectural shapes.

Sarah Core – Harry Joseph Tailoring

Sarah Core's intimate sculptural work develops through the physical, mindful and repetitive processes of making with clay.  She works with stoneware clay and brightly coloured glazes to reflect on notions of womanhood, age, healing, wisdom and beauty.

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