Clitheroe art studio appeals for new artists
8:00pm Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
A CLITHEROE art studio is appealing for new artists ahead of a proposed expansion into a new building.
Ribble Valley Art Studios, which was set up last year, wants to rent out space above a shop nearby in Wellgate.
The move would more than double the existing work space and provide room for up to 10 local artists.
Proprietors Beverley Chapelhow and Keith Parkinson are hoping to move into the new building in October or November, subject to securing the lease.
Beverley, who lives in Langho and completed her art degree at Blackburn College, said: “This would be a great step forward for the studios and we are hoping to get enough interest to go ahead with our plans.
“The space we have at the moment fits our purpose but it would be nice to have more room so more artists can come in and work.
“There would be more work areas for people and I think that can only be a good thing.
“The new space would also benefit the rest of the community, with some of it being available to for other groups from across the Ribble valley to use on a regular basis.”
The studio currently has eight artists working at the studio.
Keith, who also was awarded an art degree in Blackburn, said: “We are hoping to get enough interest to make a final decision within the next couple of weeks.
“It would be great for the town if we were able to do it because it would give a lot more people greater opportunities to be creative.
“These new spaces would even by leased out to students for a cut-down price because we know it’s hard to find the right working space when you are a student.”
For more information on the studio’s expansion or to express your interest, call Keith on 07528 055723 or Beverley on 07742 060273.
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