Be a Friend to ArtSpace

For a donation of a few pounds each month, you can join our lovely Friends of ArtSpace who help keep us open. This will help to secure ArtSpace’s future for the whole community. There will also be benefits and discounts for members.

Our recommended amount is £3 per month but you are welcome to contribute another amount if you prefer. The easiest way is for members to set up their own standing order using online banking, if you have this facility, made payable to:

The Co-operative Bank, Sort Code 08-92-99
Macclesfield Community Artspace
Acc No 65625527

Alternatively, pick up a form at ArtSpace or email  and we’ll send you one.

Please also contact John at or on 07522 019454, giving your name, telephone number, email address, amount and dates of payment. This is important so that he can complete your registration and check that the funds arrive safely.

ArtSpace on the Radio!

Canalside radio link

Jill and Patty from ArtSpace now do a regular round-up of the local arts scene on Canalside Community Radio.  Early birds can tune in at 9 am on Sunday mornings or, if you prefer a lie-in, catch it at 7.45 pm on Mondays.  We’ll keep you in touch with what’s happening at ArtSpace as well as all the other events, shows and exhibitions going on locally.  If you want us to publicise what you’re doing (or even come along and talk about it yourself!) then get in touch with us here or on our Facebook page or contact Canalside direct –

Launch event, ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition: Friday 30th September 6 till 9 pm

ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition 1st to 16th October 2016


Launch event Friday 30th September 2016 @ArtSpace, 6 till 9 pm,

You are cordially invited to our private view at Macclesfield Community ArtSpace, come and help us celebrate the Art in our Space, with cake and liquid refreshment!

A Retrospective Multimedia Art Exhibition, showcasing ArtSpace artists especially artworks produced at ArtSpace over the last 3 years. Artworks large and small from tiny papier mâché birds through large acrylic works on board, to our giant La Lune Community Star.

Art by individuals, ArtSpace groups and the wider community.

If you can’t make it on Friday, the exhibition will be up until 16th October during normal ArtSpace opening hours, check our opening times page for details

ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition: 1st to 16th October 2016

ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition 1st to 16th October 2016
Private view 30th September 2016, 6 till 9 pm

ArtSpacers, have you made something at ArtSpace in the three years we’ve been at Heapy street?  Would you like it to be part of our retrospective multimedia exhibition?

If so please bring it along to ArtSpace and show it to Jane by Tuesday 27th September 7pm or email an image and description to us at .

The Art can be large or small in any media, just bring it along and we’ll try to fit it in.  We reserve the right to refuse any artwork that is judged to be unsafe or offensive.

If there is too much to fit in our space this time, we will pick the art that works best for this exhibition, unsuccessful artworks will have another chance in the new year.

Jane will be at ArtSpace  Monday 26th September 2 till 4pm, Tuesdays 20th and 27th   1 till 7pm and Wednesday 21st  7 till 9pm to receive your work.

We’ll also be appropriating any artworks abandoned (or stored) at ArtSpace  that we like the look of to put in the show! Here’s a peep at some we found today when looking round.


If you don’t fancy exhibiting, come along on the 30th September 2016 6-9pm for our launch event, or pop in to have a look when we’re open, from the 1st to the 16th October – We will be open some extra hours during this exhibition – please check the website or ArtSpace boards nearer the time.

ArtSpace Quirky Quiz, Friday 28th October 2016

The ArtSpace Quiz is back

Friday, 28th October, 7 – 9.30p.m.

Once again you are invited to attend as a team or team-seeker for this highlight in ArtSpace’s calendar – the quiz like no other! Intellectuals are welcome but cake connoisseurs, kazoo players and conundrum untanglers have all found their place at previous quizzes.

 £3 per person; bring a ‘picnic’ to share with your team.

For more information please contact John on 07522019454

ArtSpace’s Giant Wheel for the Tour of Britain 2016

Did you see our giant moving Artwork for the Tour of Britain cycle race?
Made at Macclesfield Community ArtSpace by a team led by John Hartshorn.
It was powered by 155 schoolgirls from the King’s School in Macclesfield, together with several teachers, local artists and ArtSpacers plus 2 town councillors.
Many thanks to Jean Westbrook, Macclesfield Town council, Arighi Bianchi, Country Carpets and
Extraspecial thanks to the Friends of Victoria Park, who allowed us to use their lovely Bowling Green as a venue.
Click the link for a video  TourOfBritain1 ArtSpace’s Giant Wheel

“To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Macclesfield and the surrounding area the provision of community facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants, in particular but not exclusively by delivering a range of creative arts and community projects.”