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Summer Art Exhibition 2023
28 July 2023 @ 10:00 am – 30 July 2023 @ 4:00 pm
The Arts Society Sandwich, this year in collaboration with the Arts Society Dover, Deal and Sandwich, has hosted another truly impressive “Summer Exhibition” of members’ art works. The Deputy Mayor of Sandwich, Clare Ungerson, formally opened the event at St Mary’s Art Centre on Friday 28th July. Thirty members exhibited their works and 14 of our artists made sales. Our Arts Societies recouped 25% commission on these sales which, along with donations and proceeds from our coffee and delicious cakes, helped to cover the costs of the event. An impressive 444 people came to view the show over three days and many provided the 22 pages of positive feedback in our Guest Book: ‘I’ve been inspired’, ‘lovely varied exhibition, thoroughly enjoyed it’, ‘this was my favourite exhibition I have ever been to’, ‘a lovely treat to see local art and to buy something special to me’. Our enthusiastic stewards engaged with visitors, talking about our two arts societies and what we offer. Over the weekend 10 new members joined the Arts Society and we received generous donations amounting to £70. We are very proud to have hosted our Summer Art Exhibition again this year and hope to make it a regular event in the Sandwich arts calendar.
Following the success of the TASS Summer Art Exhibition 2022, The Arts Society Sandwich and Dover, Deal and Sandwich have joined forces in 2023. St Mary’s Arts Centre in Strand Street, Sandwich will again host the event from Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July and we are anticipating another spectacular show.
Last year the response from local residents and visitors was phenomenal and attracted many new members. With FREE entry from 10am until 4pm, a warm welcome from stewards (and drinks and cake available) it promises to be another joyful event. All the pieces shown have been created by our members and invited guests. Whether it’s painting, photography, ceramics, glass, sculpture, textiles or something else, we want to celebrate the emerging and established talent within our societies. Some of the work will be for sale with a percentage of the proceeds going to support our Arts Societies. An ideal opportunity for you to pick up unique gifts and locally made works of art for your home. .
Whether you plan to be an exhibitor or visitor, you will be very welcome. Please support this local joint initiative and share with your family and friends. You are sure to be inspired!
How to get there: St Mary’s Arts Centre is on the corner of Strand Street and Church Street St Marys, Sandwich. There is parking nearby at Gazen Salts Car Park (across the road) or at The Quay and it’s a short walk from the main bus stop outside the Guildhall and a slightly longer (but very pleasant) walk from Sandwich railway station.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
If you are a member of TASS or TASDDS (or have come to our lectures as a guest) and want to exhibit your work in the 2023 exhibition please contact Christine Ratcliffe, Christine.email@example.com or telephone 07803238733, as soon as possible and complete our booking form.