Can you help set up on Thursday or Friday for Friday 23rd Fundraiser?

Hi ArtSpacers

We’re having a bit of a fundraising bash on Friday and need people to help set up on Thursday 22nd Nov from 2pm (not before as we have a restricted session on till 1pm ) finishing at  9pm.

And also on Friday 23rd Nov from 2pm till we start the event.

We’ll be moving things around to organise the space, tidying and sweeping, setting up the stage and tables, dressing the room possibly making the odd sign.

If you can help, please email us on MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com or just turn up.

All welcome, there will be lashings of tea (or coffee) and biscuits, I know there’s usually cake, however our usual bakers are baking for the fundraiser.

Cheers Jane

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ArtSpace Autumn Extravaganza: Friday 23rd November 2018 7 till 11 pm

The first of our seasonal events: Be there or be square.

You are invited to an evening extravaganza of culture to raise funds for ArtSpace and its projects.  For a mere £5 entry fee prepare to be entertained.

Grab a bargain with exclusive prints from our resident artists at The Print Mill.

Marvel at IDST!’s Robot wars.

Take part in a Stranger-Than-Life Drawing taster session (featuring the return of Horse Woman and Ant Man).

Enjoy Poetry from Spoken Bars poets and Nythone Matt.

Bop (or Pogo or Waltz, whatever floats your boat! ) along to live music from Bleeding Hands Hughes and The Megagerms. 

Sustain yourselves through this heady mix with beverages from our cash bar and hot drinks urn and Cake (there’s always cake at ArtSpace!)

Come and join the mayhem and help keep ArtSpace and its projects open.

We ♥ ArtSpace Take Two: Thursday 15th November 2018

We’ve started a new initiative this Autumn to get our space clearer and easier to use, sadly creativity is a messy business and we have no staff to clear up after us!  We ArtSpace will run at roughly monthly intervals.

You are invited to our second session on Thursday 15th November 2018 1pm till 4pm.  Come and get stuck in to some serious Cleaning, Sorting and organising.

At the first one there was lots of laughter, music, endless brews and not one, not two, but three lovely  Cakes!

After the first session we’re starting to reclaim the floor, however there’s a long way to go to get from this:

to what we started with 5 years ago, on balance though I think we’ll be keeping the kitchen! 🙂

In the Beginning

We ♥ ArtSpace: 26th October 2018, the first of many!

We’ve started a new initiative this Autumn to get our space clearer and easier to use, sadly creativity is a messy business and we have no staff to clear up after us!  We ArtSpace will run at roughly monthly intervals.  Next one Thursday 15th November 1pm till 4pm.

Today was the very first We ArtSpace:  a determined team of over 15 people showed their love for ArtSpace and got stuck in to some serious sorting, cleaning and organising (and horror of horrors, chucking stuff away!!).

There was lots of laughter, music, endless brews (and lovely soup, thank you  Janet!) and not one, not two, but three lovely  Cakes!

A mega mega thank you  to Henshaws Envirocare Ltd for donating a maxi skip to ArtSpace to help us with our clear out.  There were those who thought it would take all weekend to fill it, no, we did it in an afternoon!!

Now look at our lovely space, still loads to do, however we can see the floor.

Thanks to Tim for the pics 🙂

We ♥ ArtSpace: Friday 26th October 1 till 4pm

We’re starting a new initiative this Autumn to get our space clearer and easier to use, sadly creativity is a messy business and we have no staff to clear up after us!  We ♥ ArtSpace will run at roughly monthly intervals.

You are invited to the very first We ♥ ArtSpace  on Friday 26th October from 1 till 4pm (yes I know it says 1 till 3 in the picture, come along anyway!).  Come and join the party!  Show your love for ArtSpace and get stuck in to some serious sorting, cleaning and organising.  We’ll smooth the path with music, good company, a good brew and Cake!

ArtSpace Spooky Cafe, Sat 20th October 10am till 3pm

On Saturday the 20th October ArtSpace is running a Spooktastic family event in the Market Place: come along between 10am and 3pm if you dare, and join the fun. There will be lots of spooky makes to exercise your creative talents including badge making and biscuit decorating, and for a small donation, keep the inner person satisfied with Pizza, soup and hot drinks.

From 11pm until 3pm IDST are having a Scariest Scarecrow competition: Specialist makers and artists from many different fields will help you make your scarecrow scary!Bring old clothes and scrap materials, inspiration from folk horror/sci fi/your nightmares and £5 to enter. We will offer you our technical expertise, art materials and straw!

The scarecrows will be judged by author and master of the macabre and mysterious, Doug Pickford, in the atmospheric surroundings of Christ Church the following weekend at 2pm on Sunday 28th October (Treacle Market day). The scariest wins a prize…

All ages and abilities welcome. Join us for the first Macclesfield Scariest Scarecrow Competition! (Unless one existed in the past….)

We’ve been decorating ducks for Windyway Duck race :)

How did you spend your Tuesday?  At ArtSpace we’ve been jazzing up 300 plastic ducks for the Windyway Duck Race on Bank holiday Monday.

They were all yellow and a bit boring

First they all got numbers on the bottom:

Then the team were challenged to make each duck individual!  Everyone got joined in, Rossendale Canalsiders, duty volunteers and regular ArtSpacers, we even managed to snag a passing Windyway person!

We thought it would take all week, however it turns out that decorating ducks is curiously addictive.  Apart from a little bit of touching up and the addition of numbers to the tops of the ducks we’re all done on the first afternoon.  Great fun was had by all.

Macclesfield Community ArtSpace