VIDEO: A new community art hub has opened in the heart of Warrington and is now looking for new partners to help make it a success.
Local artist Gail Stubbings has extended her Blooming Art to included a special Academy Hub, based at the Warrington Club on Bold Street.
Gail, supported by a team of volunteers helpers have transformed a former optician’s practice in the building into a community art hub.
Her aim is “To bring art to the whole community, whatever your age, by working and developing partnerships with art and non-art organisations.
“Community Art enthusiasts are given the opportunity to articulate, explore and express themselves through the window of art, aiding a healthier and happpier lifestyles.”
Gail runs classes for adults and children, workshops, team building, summer club, community work and isolated older generation to help with their well-being.
She works with individuals of all ages and abilities, developing partnerships with other art and non-art organisations.
Art enthusiasts are given the tools and opportunity to articulate, explore and express themselves through the means of art, aiding a healthier & happier lifestyle.
She runs accredited courses for adults, exhibitions and art after school, as well as adult social evenings, art to aid well-being and so much more.
Gail is also an artist in residence at The Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington.
Gail said: ” I am a determined and passionate individual that loves to make a difference. Art, along with empowerment can change lives.”
She is now looking for other individuals and groups to consider making use of the facility to ensure its future success after securing a grant which will cover running costs for seven months.
Bloomingart Community runs through grants to help improve the quality of everyday life to people in our community.
The Warrington Club was established in 1876 by a group of Warrington businessmen.
It offers lunches to members and guests Mon-Fri and lunch is served at 1pm and includes a snooker table which is available to members.
For more details on hiring the community art venue contact Gail on 07758 124 582.