Manifest Arts Festival

At least some will be aware I am passionate about Visual Art, obviously including drawing !

I also think we have some of the most talented practitioners, here in our corner of the North West, but you would not know it. The Visual Arts here are hugely unrepresented, although we have some excellent public galleries, local living artists are largely absent.

To help address the issue Manifest Arts was created, our aim is simply to ‘Promote North West Artists ‘. We Run a festival every two years opening all the studios in the region, and having multiple exhibitions in their gallery’s and elsewhere. It happens this July, and hope to see you at one of the events !

The Rainy City

Well, I guess that was summer then. The Manchester weather has clearly returned from its exchange trip to France and is setting about making up for lost time by terrorising us all. We hope everyone’s been safe on the roads, some scary driving has been witnessed over the last week!

As ever, we’re back next Wednesday 3rd October for an autumnal sketch, hope you can join us. There is also another open evening at AWOL Studios on Thursday 4th October from 4pm to 9pm. This is a great opportunity to check out the space and chat to some of the creatives who occupy it, including our very own Lauren Reyhani, art class founder. The studios are located on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Floors, Hope Mill, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA. More information can be found on the AWOL website.

AWOL Studios Open Night 9th March from 4pm

Chorlton Alternative Arts
Kick off your weekend with a bang – AWOL Studios are holding their sixth Open Studios event from 4pm on Friday 9th March 2012 in association with Longevity Records and Dr.Me. It’s a great opportunity to meet a bunch of local creatives in their working environment, purchase work, be inspired, socialise and celebrate Manchester’s finest artistic talent.

Longevity Records will be showcasing some of the best local bands:

AMEB – 7:30pm
Rawcuss – 8:20pm
The Minx – 9:10pm
Seeing Hester – 10:00pm
DJ – 10:30pm ’til close

AWOL Studios is home to over 120 creative individuals and businesses practising in a diverse range of disciplines including fine art, ceramics, photography, graphics, fashion, crafts, jewellery, sculpture and many more.

AWOL Studios
Hope Mill
113 Pollard Street
Manchester M4 7JA