The weekend of 16th & 17th October sees the welcome return of the Autumn Community Art Sharing presented by Art Share Crich at The Glebe Field Centre.
Alongside this there will be for the second year running an Exhibition and Art sale by artists in the ArtStand collective.
The two groups were so pleased with the success of their joint event last October, that they have decided to do it all over again this year but this time even bigger!
Art Share Crich will be sharing artwork from local schools, art and craft groups and members of the community along with work that was created by people who attended the Get Creative and Have Fun workshops held at The Crich Tramway Village this summer and were inspired by the beauty and character of Cliff Quarry. Prizes will also be awarded by international wildlife photographer Andy Parkinson, and artists Irene Brierton and Denise Cliffen, to the artworks which best capture the essence of The Cliff Quarry.
The event will celebrate everyday creativity of the people who live and work in the Crich Area and aims to inspire more people to take up arts and crafts as a way of improving their wellbeing, especially in relation to recovery from the pandemic.
Clare Limb, who is part of Art Share Crich, took part in one of the summer workshops ran by artist Denise Cliffen. Clare found it to be an uplifting experience ‘the beauty of the quarry and the Stand on top of the cliff really awakened my creativity and improved my general sense of happiness’.
During the event there will be live music by local writer, poet and musician Martyn Offord, who will be sharing his songwriting art with attendees throughout the weekend.
The ArtStand exhibition and Art Sale will include work by locally based artists there will be a chance to purchase art by the artists well.
All those participating are local and live within a few miles of Crich Stand. The work for sale is unique, as you have the chance to buy original artwork direct from the artist. This means you avoid the gallery commissions!
There will be a creative cafe available which we hope will be a great place to meet for a coffee and chat and possibly doodle!
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