Artists from the Wisbech area have the opportunity to display their work in the new Wisbech Art Space.
The Wisbech Art Space in ran in association with the Horsefair Shopping Centre who have made the space available to enable Red Barn Creative, a local arts organisation, to invite local artists to showcase their work.
Local artists are being encouraged to display their work in the shop window of the vacant store opposite Peacocks at the Horsefair Shopping Centre.
The idea came about following the Wisbech Art Festival when Lorena Hodgson, owner of Red Barn Creative, and Kevin Smith, manager of the Horsefair Shopping Centre, discussed utilising an empty shop to exhibit artists’ work.
“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to support a community project that profiles local artists. I was very much in favour of the idea and when a store became vacant I came up with the name Wisbech Art Space which is open to all artists over the area,” said Kevin.
Lorena said: “I wanted to find another way to help artists reach a wider audience and for longer than a day at the markets I run. Not all artists or craft makers suit a market environment so this provides them the perfect opportunity to showcase their work.”
The first artist to have his work displayed, Jamie McGrane, said: “I am pleased to have been invited. Wisbech is an interesting town. It has a wealth of inspiration and history, I love living here and the arts are abundant with talented people.”
Artists’ work from all over the area will be displayed, and will be available to view and buy on the website at www.wisbechartspace.com where more information can be found.