Preston art shop to hold open day with Facebook Live auction

Posted on - 27th August, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Deepdale, Moor Park, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Artist Stu Nellas will be holding spray painting demos at the open day
Artist Stu Nellas will be running spray painting demos at the open day

A Preston art shop is holding a “meet the artists” open day with spray painting demos, caricature workshops and a Facebook Live auction.

The Rachel Joyner – Art & Upcycled Furniture shop on Garstang Road has been open for six months. A few weeks ago owner Rachel Joyner put out an appeal to find artists and crafts people to help the shop become a north west hub of creative talent.

Rachel said: “I’m now happy to be sharing the space with a fantastic bunch of talented and versatile artists – we’ve got needlecraft specialists, a fine artist, a tattooist, caricature artists and a photographer.

“There is such a variety of work available from the shop that I really want people to come and see it. So to mark the end of the shop’s first six months, I’m inviting the public to come along for a fun day of arts and crafts appreciation.”

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Six pieces of artwork will be available at auction, including via a Facebook Live, with reserve prices starting at £15.

Rachel’s five-year-old daughter Robyn will also be in on the act, running loom band workshops throughout the day.

Rachel said: “No doubt she’ll run the workshops until she gets bored and needs to get her fix of My Little Pony on Netflix! But she’s actually a very good teacher and loom banding is really quite therapeutic.”

The open day is taking place on Saturday 1 September from 10am to 5pm. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Will you be going along to the open day? Let us know in the comments below.

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