A picture perfect way to showcase artwork in Leeds

Artist Ian Clark.
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From paintings and sketches to photography and sculpture, there was something for everyone at this weekend’s Kirkstall Art Trail.

Taking place this year for the second time, the event showcased the work of more than 80 artists at nearly 20 venues across Kirkstall.

A Kirkstall Art Trail event.

A Kirkstall Art Trail event.

The list of venues included the Kirkstall Bridge Inn, Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Kirkstall Leisure Centre and Abbey House Museum as well as a number of private homes.

And organisers said they were “absolutely ecstatic” with the reaction to the event, which ran both today and yesterday.

Amy Thompson, chair of the organising committee, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We think we had more than 1,000 visitors, which is just fantastic.

“Last year’s trail was held on a single day and spreading it out over the full weekend really seemed to make a difference.

“People could take their time and weren’t rushing to get round everywhere on our map.”

Amy also thanked all those who supported the weekend, including Leeds City Council’s inner west community committee, Kirkstall Bridge Shopping Park and co-organiser Hayley Mills-Styles.

The event was dedicated to committee member and popular Kirkstall community figure Ken Stratford, who passed away earlier this year.

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