The Cloth Road is a group of artists, formed in 2004 with the purpose of promoting visual arts and artists in Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Melksham and the surrounding villages of West Wiltshire.As part of this promotion of visual arts we organise a series of open studios and galleries for a nine day period every other year.
This provides the public with an opportunity to meet artists, see their work and discover the wide range of visual arts produced in this area and take part in workshops.In addition to the open studios week this website provides potential customers with a permanent directory of local visual artists and a guide to current local exhibitions by member artists. Most artists will work to commission.
Why the Cloth Road?
There is no single river or valley that connects the three towns. However they were all involved in the cloth trade in years gone by and roads which link the towns now were all historically used to transport raw materials and finished cloth to ports and markets. Hence the name “The Cloth Road”.