Beacon Arts

Window Trails 2020

Window Trail

Spring 2020 saw a fun new community wide initiative to cope with the social distancing restrictions in place at the time. The first Village Window trail, inspired by a similar event in another community was held in early April spanning the Easter weekend.

The Beacon Arts window trail, a community art gallery with no crowds or gathering, involved locals decorating a window in their home (or gate) that was visible from the road in Sticklepath, South Zeal and South Tawton. Then for five days the windows were visible to anyone who cared to walk or drive by. The apt April theme was ‘Around the World’, a nod to the fact that we couldn’t travel at the time due to Covid-19. Lots of households, many with children of course but not all, took up the gauntlet and had an amazing creative time designing and dressing their windows. Most are shown here on the maps created for the event.

A month later saw the next window trail, this time with the theme ‘Show the world who, what or where you are thankful for’. Devised to coincide with the VE 75 commemoration weekend, where public events were cancelled due to coronavirus. Once more, lots of households created amazing ‘thankful’ window displays.

Easter weekend 2020 window trail - theme 'Around the world'

May 2020 window trail, coinciding with the VE75 commemoration - theme ‘Show the world who, what or where you are thankful for’