Wet but certainly not a wash out
You can plan as well and as much as you like but you can’t plan the weather, the rain poured for the first time in months just as we opened the doors on Saturday and brightened up again as we closed them on Sunday – how very English!!
The weather did reduce the footfall but there was a steady stream of visitors throughout the weekend even during the heaviest downpours. All artists made sales, gained new network contacts and increased their exhibition experience. During quite times the artists exchanged hints, tips, ideas, supplier contacts and other useful knowledge which was invaluable.
Chris Haywood said “The pop up exhibitions play an important role in raising the profile of Art in Worcester and are a good opportunity for artists to show their work to a local audience. It is very enjoyable to talk to people who have an interest in the Arts. The exhibition was expertly organised by Chris and Jilly and made it easy for artists to simply turn up and put their work up as they have done all of the time consuming background work. Even on a damp weekend, footfall was very good and the work received a positive reaction from everyone who popped in”.
Shilpi Sharma commented “The pop up gallery is a wonderful opportunity for local artists like me to display and share my work with others. It was very well organised and coordinated. It is a great platform for displaying and especially meeting a lot of wonderful people and sharing knowledge regarding art. Many thanks to Archiimp for all the help to reach out. I was very happy to be a part of the event and display & interact with lots of interesting people and especially meet a lot of talented fellow artists”.
Mark Zytynski said “I’m always grateful for a chance to exhibit so this opportunity was very welcome – especially as I’ve just moved to the area. Most valuable to me was the ability to ‘network’ and pick up on local artists, resource outlets etc by talking to the other exhibitors”.
Worcester News sent a journalist and photographer to cover the event being swiftly published the following day.