This year I have been asked to be part of the Visual Arts panel to select the art and artists for the Art and Architecture Trails Weekend on 6th - 8th September 2013, this is the fantastic opening weekend when art takes over the town . . . If you haven't experienced the Festival before - the whole town becomes a gallery with more than 170 artists and makers showing their work in private homes, historic building, gardens, shop windows and churches. A great chance to buy affordable art, meet the artists and take a peek at some of Derbyshire's best interiors as well as enjoying new graduate's work in shop windows through the town. With contemporary fine art exhibited throughout the historic market town, unique and inspiring contemporary craft and design and exciting dance, drama, music and performance events, the spectacular Opening Weekend invites you to join us for the day and stay long into the evening.