The Inside Story, brought to you by Walthamstow’s artists in open houses, studios, galleries, streets and local businesses.
Walthamstow's epic community led arts festival shared the creative endeavours of 4,000 artists and contributors to 250 events and exhibitions and included over 100 artists' open studios to explore.
The Inside Story
The theme of this year’s E17 Art Trail is Storytelling. Everything, whether visual, readable or edible comes with its own intrinsic history and story and this year’s offering is bringing that idea to the forefront. The storyteller is deeply embedded in our culture and in our own lives, it represents the best of our creativity, our triumphs and the ability to transcend adversity to rise phoenix-like.
Storytelling is an open-ended theme that can describe the development of an artist’s practice as well as their approach to working and subject matter. It’s about sharing the stories of where we live and responses
to the world around us. Exploring the trail you’ll get the inside story direct from artists opening their houses and studios, and discover the background to local creative businesses and workshops hosting special events. Alongside the diverse range of visual arts exhibitions you will find storytelling on your way home from work or school, local histories revealed, artist and maker demonstrations, reminiscence projects, and invitations to make your own creations and memories. There is both an intimacy and an inclusivity in the world of storytelling and one which this
year will transform Walthamstow into literally hundreds of tales.
This is the trail of the tale. Enjoy!