Voluntary Arts Week is an annual celebration of cultural creativity across the UK & Republic of Ireland. The event is promoted by Voluntary Arts but is run by the arts & crafts groups and individuals who take part in cultural activities all year long.

Hard at work
Aimee’s Friday Art group hard at work

The aim of the week is to shine a national spotlight on the wide range of creative groups and dedicated volunteers that make up the UK & Republic of Ireland’s vibrant voluntary arts sector – encouraging more people to connect with activity in their community and discover the joy of ‘taking part’. Voluntary Arts Week 2015 will take place from 15 – 24 May.

Artisans Collective’s volunteers run a number of weekly community Arts and Craft groups, including Aimee’s Friday morning art group, Yvettes crochet for beginners, Jayne’s childrens art and craft workshops, George’s acoustic  guitar sessions and Men’s Sheds, alongside regular open to everybody Prestatyn town council events.

Volunteers at the collective thought it would be a good idea to pull work from each of the groups together to create a collaborative piece to be the centre of Arts week activities and to be displayed in the windows of the Old Library Arts, Craft and Heritage Centre in our home town of Prestatyn.

Aimee and Yvette put the idea to the respective groups and with great enthusiasm the participants set about creating individual works to become part of  “Prestatyn- Sea to Hill (Twixt Hills and Sea)” including the Sea, Wind farm, Beach, Offa’s Dyke, PFC, Prestatyn Castle(Heritage), Railway, Town, Scala, Roman Baths, Pendre Gardens, Hillside Look out, Bluebell woods.

Deb and Aimee preparing the backdrop
Just some of the fab crochet
Just some of the fab crochet
Lucas getting involved
Lucas One of our youngest volunteers getting involved
Prestatyn pictures
Dafydd’s Prestatyn Picture
Steve helping put it all together
Steve helping put it all together
Local artist paul Young kindly volunteered his time to share experiences with the group.
Local artist paul Young kindly volunteered his time to share experiences with the group.

The finished work will soon be revealed in the windows of the centre in Prestatyn everybody should be so proud of their achievements, and a big thanks also to Voluntary Arts Wales for your support.

Please feel free to contact us here if you require any further information or email: info@artisans-collective.org.uk

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