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!
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….)
An exciting project which Investigates and Celebrates the street names of Macclesfield. Created by Jean Westbrook
If you share a name with a street in Macclesfield, let Jean know ( firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the facebook page )or take a selfie of yourself by the roadsign.
Be creative, write a poem on Byron street, wear black on black road or dance down Star Lane in a star costume.
Now is a good time to make a start…..if you, or anyone you know, including pets, share a name with a street in Macclesfield and would like to be part of a project please let Jean know!!
( email@example.com or visit the facebook page )
Please know that we can have many “Peters” on Peter Street – don’t be put off if you think that your name is taken!
Here are a few to be going on with!!!! And these are just the first names!!!
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 MaccCommArtspace@mail.com and we’ll send you one.
Please also contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Sorry, but we cannot allow any animals other than guide dogs on ArtSpace premises, for reasons of health and safety and of hygiene.
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
ArtSpace has been donated a number of fine chairs, which we are offering for sale at £25 each. The frames are in good condition, but the fabric is slightly faded in places. However, see picture for how good they can look once recovered! Our friend Jennie Gaywood has done a fantastic job of giving this one a new lease of life: “2 1/2 metres fabric, a staple gun and a curved needle and thread. Lots of pins and a few hours of toil whilst watching Wimbledon, hay presto ! A new chair!”
Anyone like to have a go at doing their own? The chairs are on display (and on sale) at ArtSpace.