Work by around 40 artists is on display at two venues in Stroud as part of the Stroud Artists Cooperative Summer Exhibition and runs until Sunday, June 12th.
The Stroud Artists Cooperative was formed last year and provides a forum for artists to support each other; learn from each other and promote art and artists in Stroud. It is run by members on a voluntary basis.
This weekend sees the Art Fair in Bank Gardens behind Lansdown Hall, where 50 artists will be selling their work, accompanied by live music. The sculpture exhibition continues in St Laurence’s Church and the gallery exhibition in Lansdown Hall.
Clare Hines, one of the admin team, along with Chris James, Jessy Plant and Clare Lewis Knight, said: “we aim to provide opportunities to our members to get their work shown. Particularly as many are part-time artists.
“As a cooperative it’s about helping and learning from each other. We wanted to create some synergy between the Gallery exhibition; Sculpture in the Church (what a space!) and the Art Fair (plus art in the cafe at Woodruffs) which led to the idea of it being a summer art festival. It was just fortuitous that we coincided with the site festival as well!”
For more information visit: Home | Stroud Artists Cooperative (stroudartcoop.uk)