Arches Open Studios goes from strength to strength

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Over 400 visitors came along for the weekend and were treated to a host of free activities including ceramics workshops, yoga classes, sculpture demos, music, knitting workshops, installations and death chat café.
Saturday’s entertaining talk with the new Director of the John Hansard Gallery, Woodrow Kernohan and Independent Visual Arts Producer, Katie Daley Yates drew a huge crowd that spilled out into the sunlit forecourt.
Another highlight was Sunday’s Art Book Fair, the first of it’s kind in the city. Stall holders included Book Case Press, K6 Gallery, WSA Publisher Hub, Solent Press, John Hansard Gallery, Cakes & Ale Press, Double Butted, Liz Jones, Patryk Wirenski, and Solent Illustration.
The Butcher’s Hook kept visitors well refreshed while locally based Frisky Avocado made their Southampton debut, serving delicious chicken and Halloumi wraps.
Next month it’s the turn of the Sorting Office in Eastleigh as they host their annual Summer Open Studios over the weekend of 17th and 18th June.

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