June 23rd is OPEN THURSDAY. 5pm to 9pm. Free Exhibitions. Free Workshops. Free Music. Late Night Shopping.
New for 2022, OPEN THURSDAY is a pilot project by CVAN – Contemporary Visual Arts Network England. Following the successful launch of their quarterly Art Maps (a free map of Tyneside arts venues listing upcoming exhibitions and events), CVAN are organising a city-wide open event known as OPEN THURSDAY, wherein cultural and arts venues throughout Newcastle and Gateshead open their doors to the public throughout the day and evening.
The Newcastle Arts Centre will be open all day, as usual, but from 5 til 9pm, the building will truly come alive! Our venues and shops will be open late, with both Visual Art and Music events taking place throughout the evening.
Two exceptional exhibitions and a collage workshop will be open to all, and our Art Materials Shop has some very special offers for one day only. Save an Extra 25% off our normal competitive prices on drawing supplies – Pencils, Pens and Sketchbooks in celebration of our latest exhibition!
Excited? You should be. Read on to find out more:
IN OTHER NEWS…
The Creative Cultural Quarter
It good news that North of Tyne Combined Authority and Mayor Jamie Driscoll are committed to improving the Creative sector and that work has started on a Creative Cultural Quarter for our part of the City. We understand that this will be focussed on the ‘Clayton Street Corridor’ which links the Life Centre west of the Central Station with Eldon Square. This route was the last work of Richard Grainger who lived at 36 Clayton Street West, and was named after John Clayton – the man most responsible as Town Clerk for the development of our Georgian and Victorian City.
Our Ambition is to support this project and encourage work towards the following much needed outcomes :-
- A Family friendly City
- Professional studio resources
- More Video and TV production supported by centres of craft and online production skills
- A tourist information office
So far the working group is yet to appoint a Project Manager of the £1.7 million 5 year budget and there is little information available about Newcastle City’s ambition for this initiative. However we welcome any commitment to promote and recognise the work of local arts projects.
Newcastle Arts Centre
67 Westgate Road, NE1 1SG
0191 261 5618