ArtSpace Animal Policy


Sorry, but we cannot allow any animals other than guide dogs on ArtSpace premises, for reasons of health and safety and of hygiene.


A new way to help keep ArtSpace open – our GoGetFunding Page

ArtSpace is made possible by our lovely supporters who give their time to volunteer at ArtSpace.

Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. We are an entirely volunteer run organisation and work hard to raise money to keep going. We run a Friends of ArtSpace Scheme for regular donors

However it is now possible to make a one-off donation . Help someone find company, confidence and creativity. Art is for Everyone!

Check our  Giving Page for more details or just

Click here to Donate



Never mind the Bee’s Knees, could you be the Dragon’s legs?

Dilys the ArtSpace Dragon is currently legless.  In order to reprise her 2017 role, fighting St George around the middle of town as part of the Town Council’s Community Event, she needs your help!

We need several volunteers to be legs, or wing or tail supporters on Sunday 22nd April 2018 from 11am.  It was great fun last year, if you would like to join in on Sunday 22nd April, please email us on the ArtSpace email (  Have a look at the photos for an idea of what to expect.

Go on you know you want to!

Many thanks to Greg and Anna for the photos 🙂




Macclesfield Fashion Social: Tuesday 13th March, 5-7pm at ArtSpace

Are you a fashion or textiles designer?
A maker?
A crafter?
A tailor?
A thrifter?
Do you maintain and mend clothes?
Are you interested in fashion and textiles in the Macclesfield area?
Fashion Ecologies invites you to the
Join us for tea, cake and a chance to meet others.


Tuesday 13th March 5-7pm
ArtSpace, 2nd floor, Sutton Mill, Heapy St, Macclesfield SK11 7JB


Hearty Arty Free Indoor Picnic and Art Session 1st March 3 till 5pm

Our lovely year long wellbeing project Hearty Arty is drawing to a close in its current form, our last Arty session is tomorrow (March 1st) 3 till 5pm at ArtSpace.

We’re celebrating with a free indoor picnic feast with tasty food from the Button Warehouse.  So brave the weather and join us.

All materials are provided and all are welcome to join us, no experience is necessary.  Children and those who might need extra help should bring an adult supporter.

Next Hearty Arty Walk Tomorrow Saturday 17th February 11am South Park


Next guided Arty Walk Saturday  17th February  11am

Meet at the Hobson Street entrance to South Park at 10:50am for an accessible walk around from South Park to West park with maybe a bit of local history thrown in.

We will end the walk at the cafe in West Park, where refreshments are available.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.


  A bit more about the project

We’re  really pleased to announce a new initiative at ArtSpace, Hearty Arty. Please see the details below and let us know if you’d like to get involved in any way:

Hearty Arty is Artspace’s latest project to support people’s well-being. It uses art to encourage physical and mental fitness and explores the connection between them all. Activities will be a combination of art and fitness – but the fitness aspect will be very gentle and mainly walking – with a bit of good food included. It will include regular walks with an artistic theme and explore different types of artistic expression based at Artspace.

Expertly led gentle fitness support and exploratory art sessions, samples of food and guided local walks will be available and a counsellor will be on hand for general and specific support.Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

We also need people who can offer support on the walks, in the art sessions or in producing and advising on good food. If you have an empathetic ear, relevant practical skills or are just happy to muck in wherever necessary please let us know by emailing us or leave a message on our answerphone 01625 440694

The project will run throughout the week but most events will happen on Thursdays and some Saturdays starting in March 2017
Look forward to seeing you Hearty Artists!

Free Virtual Reality Drawing Workshop, Tomorrow (06/02/2018) at ArtSpace

Let’s draw in Virtual Reality

Artspace VR FUN!

Want to try out the new Virtual Reality headsets?

 Come play on the HTC Vive using Google Tiltbrush and other cool apps

 An activity for all ages over 14*.


Macclesfield Community Artspace

2nd floor, Sutton Mill,

Heapy St, Macclesfield

SK11 7JB

Tuesday 6th February 2018


At:  1.30pm – 4.00pm


Cheshire East Council has teamed up with University of Manchester to take a VR kit on tour around Cheshire East and find out

  • what people think about the emerging creative digital tools and
  • how to support people to develop the skills to use them.


More info and other venues/dates here:


Macclesfield Community ArtSpace