Arts and Crafts Hub

Art Centre/Gallery/Shop/Cafe

Art & Craft Centre filled with unique work of local artisans for sale to the public. Regular demonstrations and workshops, inviting visitors & locals to learn new skills.
Housed in a vacant building in a prominent place for passing trade, at a peppercorn rent or a rent payable via a percentage of sales per month? (I know of a perfect building!)
The gallery-shop would be manned on an equal rota-system split between all exhibiting artists.
With the addition of a cafe space, it would become a thriving, dynamic hub for the community, & an atmospheric place for visitors to enjoy.
There is such an art and craft collective at the moment without a venue. Between us, we have a high standard of unique, & affordable work, skills to create an attractive space, & to run advertising and promotional campaigns.

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4 comments on “Arts and Crafts Hub

  1. What is happening with the Market Hall on the East Side of town? Is that a venue in use? I have always wondered who owned it. I might well be out of touch with the local goings on these days due to ill health, but last time I looked it didn’t appear to be in use, but that was a while ago. I remember it as a lovely shop years ago and it is quite roomy.

  2. I think that this is a great idea. Whitby has lots of artists who would benefit from a dedicated and supported venue such as this. It could also help to develop the town by increasing the number of artistic people who visit. The town could offer holidays and courses attracting a different type of visitor.

  3. I think there are a lot of artists and crafters in the town who would find this idea extremely useful as a way of promoting their craft/art and as a point of sale.

  4. I fully support an arts and crafts centre for workshops and sales of local art. I am a full time self employed artist and would welcome this initiative.

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