Littlehampton’s LOCA Arts Trail

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Littlehampton’s LOCA Arts Trail

2nd to 21st August

We are a network-cooperative of professional visual and performance artists, who along with the local and wider community work together passionately in the development and promotion of Creative, Cultural and Community interactive arts along the South Coast.

A good friend of ours, fellow artist Duncan Thrussell, approached us in 2011 to help him with his Arts in Action arts trail as the workload was a bit much for one person to contend with. This led to the formation in 2012 of LOCA to give provision for the Arts within Littlehampton, and working together with Littlehampton Town Council we have been delivering a variety of popular arts events since then.

Photograph by Stuart Flitton, Walk & Shoot 2019

LOCA hosts Littlehampton Arts & Music Festival and Arts and Music Trails, which is unique and inclusive as no charge is made to the exhibiting artist or hosting venue, thus not potentially excluding artists or businesses from participating based on financial circumstances. Our Arts Trail plays host to developing, outsider and locally known and internationally acclaimed artists.

Photograph by Pete Marshall, Walk & Shoot 2019

Due to the disruption caused by the covid-19 outbreak we have taken the decision to build an interactive web page that will allow us to give ‘How To’s’ and artist interviews, plus be able to host a virtual online arts trail regardless of restrictions. This will help to circumvent any future outbreaks and allow us to keep our community quenched by its own arts and music available in the beautiful area we live amongst along the stunning south coast of England.

Artist Steve Carroll leading the Littlehampton Sketch Crawl

This year, however, we will be delivering the Littlehampton Arts Trail from August 2nd to 21st throughout the town, Littlehampton’s Sketch Crawl hosted by the doyen of the South Coast Sketch Crawl, artist Steve Carroll, and we will be hosting our photographic competition and walk around #LOCAArts ‘Walk and Shoot’ and many arts activities that will be included in this year’s brochure available beginning of July 2021.

The Littlehampton Sketch Crawl participants

Please keep an eye out for all information on our FaceBook social media page: www.facebook.com/LOCALittlehamptonArts

pictured top: artwork by David Bourne (detail)

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