A NEW charity art event has got under way at the Bromsgrove Hotel and Spa today to raise funds for the NSPCC and Dodford Children’s Farm.
The three-day exhibition and showcase runs until Sunday, July 9 to 11, at the venue and has been curated by De Montfort arts graduate Georgia Kinsella and resident Dee Hirst who have brought together more than 80 arts and craft exhibitors – 43 stalls in total.
The event was officially opened by Bromsgrove Court Leet Bailiff Jo Slade and Bellman, Town Crier Kevin Ward, at lunchtime today.
Dee said: “In the climate we are all living in it is so important to remember those less fortunate than ourselves who have been seriously affected over the past 16 months through a lack of charity support.
“Now we can start to travel and interact we wanted to create a safe and artistic event where people could come and enjoy themselves for free.
“The Creative Arts 21 show is about experience and giving back.”
Dee added after posting abut her idea on social media she was overwhelmed by the response, so much so it led to there being a waiting list.
“In the end we had to request more space from the hotel than we had originally asked for.
“I’m delighted about many pieces of art and crafts we have here here and the breadth of work on offer from artists right across the Midlands.”
She said this was the inaugural event and she hoped there would be more in the future.
The exhibition and showcase is available to view at the Bromsgrove Hotel and Spa, Birmingham Road, between 10am and 6pm tomorrow and between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Sunday, July 10 and 11.
There is also a children’s activity table and face painting.