The power of partnership working with the community was in full force earlier this month as the Northwich Art Shop hosted a Grand Day Out at the Memorial Court.
Over 1000 visitors went through the doors to enjoy live art demonstrations, workshops, a pop-up art shop and expert advice from local artists and it turned into an international affair as Northwich Art Shop owner, and event organiser Phil Bower, explains.
“We welcomed people from all over the world to the event including one couple on holiday in the area from Australia who had found an event flyer in their Airbnb.
“More locally we had visitors from Bolton, Blackpool, Colwyn Bay, Doncaster, Rhyl and Wrexham and it was great to see Mike Amesbury MP pop in too to see what was going on. I’m thrilled that there was so much interest in our event and made the hard work worthwhile.
“I’d also like to thank all exhibitors, sponsors and visitors who helped create a superb day.”
But Phil wasn’t just delighted with the numbers that headed over to the Memorial Court, he was also pleased that Grand Day Out visitors checked out other events taking place across the town too as part of the Northwich Festival of Arts.
“Many of our visitors spent some time in Northwich for lunch and either watched the brilliant Roberts Bakery Brass Band in the town centre or the Urban Dance Festival in Barons Quay,” said Phil.
“People also commented on how much they enjoyed the High Street on a beautiful summer’s day and the great mix of independent shops and major national retailers.”
Phil’s attention now turns to another artistic showcase which will take place in Middlewich in November with a Christmas twist.
“Our next event is on November 18th at the Victoria Hall in Middlewich – so do join in and have a ‘Cracking Christmas’ with us.”