Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ biggest Open Studio Event, invites you to visit artists at work in their studios this September.

Now in its 12th year, this free annual event is spread right across North Wales with studios taking part in Gwynedd, Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham. 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.

On the first four weekends this September, forge your own art trail around the area, calling in on painters, sculptors, photographers, jewellery makers, woodworkers, potters, textile workers, glass makers, basket weavers, printers, each one with a highly individual skill. 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. And with over 200 to choose from there’s definitely something for everyone.  And there are great galleries and other innovative arts projects here too.

Studios are open from 11am-5pm, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and during the LLAWN weekend, there will be three studios open in Llandudno.  These are :

Blind Veterans UK Llandudno Centre, Queens Road, Craig y Don, LL30 1UT – open Saturday only

Ladder Store, John Street, LL30 2AB – open Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Susan Williams, Ground Floor, 16 Trinity Square, LL30 2RB – open Saturday, Sunday

For further details about the event, maps and information about the artists, refer to our website.