Alston Artists invite art-lovers to Alston's very first Art Fair, over the first
weekend in December. Alston Art Fair, showcasing the work of seven professional artists at Alston House Hotel, coincides with the popular annual Alston Craft Fair held at Alston Town Hall, running from Friday 4 December to Sunday 6 December. Entry to both events is free and are within a couple of minutes' walk of each other.
As well as being able to view the original artwork, visitors to Alston Art Fair will be
able to meet the artists and find out more about what they can do. Purchases can be taken away directly or reserved for later collection.
"As well as original artwork, each of us will be selling affordable cards and prints.
Also, for 2010, we've published a limited number of calendars featuring examples of our work. Copies are selling fast already, but we'll make sure more are available for sale at the Art Fair" said co-organiser Jules Cadie.
Alston Art Fair opens from 10am - 6pm Friday 4 Dec and Saturday 5 Dec, and from 10am - 4pm on Sunday 6 Dec. The Alston Artists staging Alston Art Fair are Glynnis Carter, Jules Cadie, John Fowler, Alan Hayward, Syl and Ray Macro, and Lionel Playford. Together, their work includes landscape, figurative and abstract painting, mixed media, ceramics, photography, prints and pastels. They also have an exhibition at Gossipgate Gallery, entitled ‘...on the edge'.
To find out more about Alston Artists:
T: Jules Cadie on 01434 381941
Alston Craft Fair has been a major event in Alston's calendar since 1992. It enjoys a lively, vibrant atmosphere full of colour, and stylish, contemporary crafts where you can buy, meet or even commission directly from some of the best designer/makers in the North Pennines.
To find out more about the Craft Fair:
T: Sue Sharp on 01434 382194
Most of Alston Art Fair will be in and around The House Cafe at Alston House Hotel, which is open each day between 10am and 3pm for homemade cakes and scones, cappuccinos, lattes and mochas, along with free wi-fi Internet access. The bar and restaurant is open for lunches and evening meals.
To find out more about Alston House Hotel & The House Cafe:
T: Carol on 01434 382200
Gossipgate Gallery is open 6 days a week 10am - 5pm; closed Tuesdays.
Exhibition finishes Sat 10 Jan 2010
To find out more about Gossipgate Gallery:
T: Nikki Terry on 01434 381806