We are pleased to announce that Culture Shops is back this April!
A new strand of the Culture Shops project sees Blackpool Art’s Service working in partnership with Blackpool Council’s Neighbourhood Services, The Big Local Revoe-lution and CVS to bring three new rounds of artists displaying work over the spring / summer for Culture Shops Central Drive.
This week has been very busy as a small army of enthusiastic local volunteers have been working hard to make the spaces ready for the artists to install their artwork.
A further development is that The Big Local Revoe-lution group will be turning 77 Central Drive into a Big Local Community Hub which will be manned by local volunteers. More information to follow soon.
Round 1 artists are: Tom Ireland, Linzi Cason and Brendan Bunting and they were selected by a panel made up from local community representatives. You will be able to see their work on display from Wednesday 17 April for four weeks at 77-81 Central Drive.
Round 2 artists are: Aunty Social, Boz Phillips and Lisa Wigham whose work will be on display from Saturday 18 May – Sun 16 June.
Round 3 artists are Laura Brennan, Alchemy (Gold Arts Award) and The Langdale photography Group. Their work will be on display from Thursday 20th June – Wed 17th July.
More information about the artists who will be displaying their work will follow over the forthcoming weeks.