Hi all, we just wanted to give everyone a quick update from the Artizan team as we bustle on through December.
We’re having a lovely Winter Open Show with loads of friends coming in to visit us for the holiday season. There’s been a handful of new faces too, which we love, all excited to discover us here on Lucius Street. With the year closing, we’re beginning to think about our annual holiday which is going to be a little bit longer this year as we probably won’t be reopening until nearer the end of January. We’ve got loads on in 2018 already, so we figured we’d take a little bit of extra time to fully prepare ourselves and come back with a bang just a little before February.
There’s lots of incredible pieces in the gallery at the moment and the whole team have mentally been doing Christmas shopping from the walls, and the shelves in the Basement Gallery which is now officially reopened. The Basement is also jam-packed with lovely pieces so make sure if you’re popping in to head down there, we’ve got ceramics which would make great affordable gifts and some really unique craft pieces; all local, all gorgeous! Our final day is the 23rd, so the Team have got your back for last minute Christmas shopping; make sure we’re on your list of independent retailers to visit.
For any with a bit of extra time to spare, we’ve got a great little exhibition running in Torre Abbey too with works all under £500; you can view all the pieces from that one online. It’s a great day out regardless, so make sure to head over and see the wonderful team there. We also joined them for their Winter Fest craft fair the other weekend which was amazing fun. Do check out our review of this here.
Wrapping up last week, we headed down to the Imperial for an early start with TTPL and friends to celebrate another great year of student placements in Torbay. We’ve had some lovely interns this year and we highly value the skills and viewpoints they bring to the gallery, so it’s great to get the chance to meet with likeminded businesses who are also supporting this program. We picked up our “Certificate of Excellence” from the team and we’re looking forward to working with many more great students next year.
2018 is looking scarily close but we’re fairly confident we’re prepared here. The calendar is pretty much fully booked for the main space and we’ve got some great new exhibition opportunities inside and out of the gallery. We’ll be carrying on regular updates with Beach Hut Magazine and our own new digital platform is receiving loads of lovely content submissions. We’re now representing the work of more than 50 artists over there with regular content provision from a growing team at the gallery.
We’ll be bringing you more updates up until we close on the 23rd December and announcing more details from our 2018 calendar so do keep an eye on our social media. Until then, have a great week and happy Christmas shopping!