ART lovers in Ceredigion will be able to enjoy free local art all year round this year thanks to the new interactive Ceredigion Art Trail website.

People can make their own bespoke trail, with a personal list of artists to visit around the county. The new interactive software on the trail’s website enables member artists to showcase their workshops, studios and exhibitions.

It is constantly updated with the latest news and events. In previous years, its open studios took place during a fixed period in the summer, rather than all year round.

Trail chair Jamie Herschel is excited about the idea.

“The new trail will be accessible all year, not just for a short time in the summer. It will support artists and makers in the area and enable them to be flexible about their opening times,” he said.

Justine Dodd, from Cariad Glass in Llandysul, is delighted with the new direction. “This is such a great way to develop the Art Trail. Now all artists and makers can be involved,” said Justine.

“Some, like ourselves, are open all year round and some open solely during the summer. Others take part in exhibitions throughout the season, and some artists work purely on a commission basis. This website will pull us all together and allow art lovers to access all the information from one hub,” she added.

Artists are already lining up to be part of the new scheme.

Duncan Browning, a potter from Cwmystwyth, is thrilled to be on board and said: “We’re a bit out on a limb here so it’s great to use the website to promote our pottery and enjoy being part of a bigger group.”

For more information about the trail, or to sign up as a member, visit the new website