Borough of Ealing Art Trail

All about beat

BEAT offers a window into the world of local artists and encourages their passion for creating and will provide an exciting opportunity to broaden the artistic experience, not only for the general public and local community, but also for those taking part. 



An art trail is an event where local artists open their homes, studios or other local venues to exhibit and sell their work. BEAT happens over the course of two weekends every year, during which a map is provided for the general public to find where they can visit around the Borough to see the exhibitions.

How did BEAT start?

In September 2015 a number of like-minded artists from several local Ealing-based art groups met to form the origins of BEAT. The plan was to create a local platform for local artists to showcase their work to the public through the medium of an annual Art Trail.

Last year's art trail

BEAT 2019 was a great success with over two hundred participating artists exhibiting their work in 80 venues across the borough.


BEAT is a not-for-profit organisation, run by artists for artists, with an elected committee responsible for the administration, development and promotion of BEAT and its activities. It is funded from membership fees; advertisements in the event brochure; and sponsorship.

BEAT is not affiliated to any one art group or political organisation within the Borough of Ealing and will always aim to be a voluntary organisation run by its members.

It is hoped that in future years BEAT will broaden its scope and scale to include local schools and provide art taster sessions and workshops for all age groups.


The aims of BEAT

  • To hold an annual event, enabling members to sell and promote their work
  • To build up links between artists and the community
  • To encourage mutual mentoring amongst members
  • To develop a local artist community network, open to all
  • To reach thousands of people in Ealing and beyond as potential visitors to our events
  • To identify and promote the Borough of Ealing as a creative and artistic centre
  • To complement the other cultural, arts and enterprise activities already established in the Borough’s calendar


Anyone living, working or studying in the Borough of Ealing may apply to join BEAT. Participation in the open studios event is non-selective and is an inclusive organisation, bringing together artists from diverse cultural, professional and ability backgrounds. BEAT includes artists working in a broad range of media, including but not limited to painting; printing; textiles; sculpture; mosaics; metal work; photography; ceramics: jewellery and woodwork.


The BEAT committee

Kitty Hartnell, Chair

Chair, Sponsorship, Policy & Publicity

Jen Henley

Membership & Publications 

Mark Jorgensen


Ruth Hanmer

Secretary and Brochure Maps

Rosanna Henderson

Brochure Distribution

Houria Niati

Pop Up Shop and Media Input

Alex Ebdon

Promotion and Communication

To get in touch with the committee please email