Art on the Trail

The Bristol Trail Network offers a rich opportunity to observe the natural world and create art inspired by it. Over the years we have hosted various Art on the Trail events. If you have an artistic vision for an Art on the Trail project, contact Trail Coordinator Porter Knight. We are open to ideas and love projects that engage the community and encourage artistic expression to flourish on the trail!

2023 Artist-in-Residence, Charon Henning

Throughout 2023, local scientific illustrator and nature artist Charon Henning provided free nature journalling instruction on the Bristol Trail Network. On the first Saturday of each month, Charon led participants on a different section of the trail and demonstrated how to slow down, closely observe, and connect with nature, exploring the process of art journalling with varied techniques and formats.

2020 Land Arts Exhibition

In 2020, seventh-grade students from Mt Abe created the Mt. Abraham Land Art Exhibition on the Bristol Trail Network with guidance from landscape architect and teaching artist Claire Tebbs. The extraordinary artwork of these students celebrated our connections to place and to the community where our school is situated. We hope you enjoy the images below and the insightful statements of the artists.

Thanks to the Five Town Friends of the Arts and the VT Arts Council for funding the project and the assistance of Art on Main and the Bristol Trail Network.

Please visit this site to read the artist statements and see more photos of their installations: