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Artists create hidden-in-Harrogate trail

Six local artists are challenging Harrogate District residents to become art detectives and test their local knowledge.

The artists have organised ‘Hidden in Harrogate’, a clue based art trail starting Saturday 18th May in the town centre as a preview to this year’s North Yorkshire Open Studios 2013.

As part of the trail the artists have displayed their work in the windows of various shops around town identified by the Open Studios logo. After solving the clues and spotting the work, the art detectives are encouraged to pop into the shop to find the next clue for their onward journey.


Anna Whitehouse at work in the studio
Anna Whitehouse at work in the studio


Anna Whitehouse, one of the artists involved, said:

Open Studios is a wonderful opportunity to view contemporary art, meet the artists and see their workspaces. As a group we wanted to create something fun for the local community in the run up to the event and increase awareness of the wealth of creative talent hidden behind many doors in our town.

We have to thank all the local businesses who are supporting us – I can’t name them yet otherwise we’ll give the game away but it’s safe to say we appreciate all the help they’ve given us in creating this trail.

A multitude of art is on display around the town as part of the trail which runs until 16th June, including ceramics, stained glass and carved wood.

Other artists taking part include Caryl Hallett, Chris Rymer, Steph Black, Fiona Mazza and Penny Phillips.

To participate just pick up a Hidden in Harrogate leaflet from the Harrogate Tourist Information Office or look out for the logo and leaflets in local shops. Those who complete the trail will have their names entered into a Prize Draw to win vouchers to spend at any of the artists’ studios. For more information visit the Hidden In Harrogate website (

See if you can solve the 1st clue and begin the trail…

Along this lunar location between the Pump and the Baths. They used to use coal but now they use gas.

Open Studios runs across North Yorkshire during June. More than 100 artists and artisans take part by opening their studios to the public and offering a behind the scenes view of their craft. For further details email or visit .

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