A Carlisle arts and crafts exhibition starts this weekend.
StArt’s Wintertide Festive Arts & Crafts Exhibition will run from Saturday until Saturday December 11 in Intro’s pop-up shop space on Paternoster Row, opposite the cathedral.
It is StArt’s first exhibition and the organisation aims to be inclusive and accessible for exhibitors and customers alike.
Submissions have been encouraged from artists and crafters at different stages in their careers, from first-time exhibitors to well-known names on the local art scene.
Some familiar names include: Martin Evans, Tricia Meynell, Caroline Nash, and Polly Marix Evans.The work has been collected with a focus on affordability as well as quality, there is an upper limit of £300 and many items will be under £10.
Organiser Seren Shaw said: “I believe that art is something that should be affordable and accessible, no one should be excluded from owning and enjoying original art because of
“It is also important to provide accessibility for newer artists just starting out.
“Encouraging them to showcase their work on this level provides valuable experience, as well as the opportunity to market and sell their art.
“I hope that these exhibitions can showcase the amazing art that local artists have to offer – we aim to prove that Carlisle is not a cultural desert. It’s amazing to see how good the work
of local talent is and absolutely astounding that they’ve never exhibited before – to be able to give them this kind of platform is very gratifying.”
Wintertide will be open from 10am to 6pm every day, aside from its opening night on Saturday which will be 6.30pm until late.