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Local artists celebrate successful fundraising M&Co Fashion Show

DAN artists turned models for the evening as they paraded in M&Co’s latest fashions in a bid to raise money for the Droitwich Arts Network.

DAN is always looking to raise funds to continue their artistic activities with the public and to engage more people in the arts. Wednesday 14th March was no exception, as, with the help of M&Co staff and friends, they held a fashion show. Over 80 guests attended to support the models, take part in the raffle and above all, shop!

(L to R) DAN Members Rosie Philpott, John Bodley, Malcolm Wakeman with Chair, Helen Karakashian

Helen Karakashian, Chair of Droitwich Arts Network, said: “It was an excellent night with great community spirit. I would certainly like thank the local businesses such as Park’s Café, Café Morso, Muffin Break and the Community Centre who came to our aid with their chairs”.

Opportunity to show your artwork in Droitwich library

Droitwich Arts Network invites all individual (fully paid) members and Groups to exhibit their work at Droitwich Library. The exhibition will be part of the ArtsFest 2018 programme and will be held from 29 June until 27 July in the library’s gallery space on the first floor.

The Library has facilities to exhibit artworks that can be fitted on the walls using mirror plates. The available space is approx, 23 linear meters (approx. 75 feet) of wall space. As we wish to have as many members included in the exhibition, the number of artworks is limited to 1 for each individual member and 2 for the groups. If there is a space available, the artists will be invited to submit additional artwork. Approximately 1mof the wall space is planned for each artist, therefore please don’t submit very large artworks. We would like to encourage members to submit new artworks that haven’t been previously exhibited at DAN exhibitions.

Please, label the back of your artwork with your name, title, technique, and price. There is no need to put any labels on the front of the pictures, as all artworks will be uniformly labeled with the information about artist, title, technique, and price.

The works of art exhibited may or may not be for sale. [1] 

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Droitwich library, please complete the accompanying application form and return it by email to Tamara Jelača (thaichi2010@gmail.com) or printed copy at Park’s Cafe (4 Victoria Square, Droitwich). Deadline is 10 June 2018.

Winter exhibitions’ review

This winter Droitwich Arts Network members certainly don’t hibernate but are very active. The result is a few very interesting exhibitions in and around the town. 

The year has begun with a group exhibition in Park’s Cafe which brought together different styles, subjects and techniques. In the same venue, Trisha Kenny followed with the selection of beautiful watercolours and drawings, mostly inspired by nature (flowers, woodland, trees…). Trisha is known to spend every moment in sketching and she always has her sketchbook ready to catch an interesting scene. 

Shop at Tesco and help raise £4,000 for ArtsFest 2018

Droitwich ArtsFest has been selected by Tesco to be part of its “Bags of Help” Scheme during March and April.

Please make as many small purchases as you can from your local Tesco store, obtain a token, and vote for Droitwich ArtsFest. You do not need to buy a bag. We will be up against two other organisations. The winner will receive a grant of £4,000.

Spending a lot of money at once provides one token. Spending a small amount of money provides one token. Therefore you can increase our chances of success by making many visits to buy small items. Our nearest store is Tesco Express in Mulberry Tree Hill, off Primsland Way, Droitwich WR9 7SS.

Although most ArtsFest events are free to attend it costs a significant amount of money to deliver the festival. Last year it cost about £5,000 to deliver 3 weeks and 4 weekends of events. ArtsFest 2018 starts on Saturday 30 June and will last 4 weeks and 5 weekends, ending on Saturday 28 July. The current cost estimate is over £7,000. That is why we need your help!