Open Art is Art for the People

THE Tameside Open Art Exhibition is back again, this year returning to its original venue at Astley Cheetham Art Gallery in Stalybridge. It runs from Saturday, June 22, until Saturday, September 21.

Unlike other events of its kind it has no selection procedure, so it provides the ideal opportunity for artists of all abilities to get their work displayed in a gallery.

Open Art offers the public a great chance to see the quality of work being produced in the borough by the widest range of professional and amateur artists. Paintings range from traditional watercolours to more abstract oils and cover a variety of subjects.

There are also photographs and mixed media work.  The exhibition is an inspiration to anyone to pick up a paintbrush and have a go.

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council’s executive member for culture and heritage, said: “What I love about the Open Art exhibition is that it gives everyone the chance to see their work displayed in a gallery. I find that exciting and inspiring, because I believe art is for everyone and not just a small elite.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the breadth and depth of the exhibits because I know we have a rich vein of artistic talent in Tameside. Thanks to Open Art, that talent can be expressed to the full.”

Most of the work within the exhibition is for sale at reasonable prices.

The Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, Trinity Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN, is open: Mondays and Tuesdays 9am to 1pm, Wednesdays 1 to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 3pm.

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