Chance to put your artistic talents in the spotlight

Platform Gallery.
Platform Gallery.

Artists and craftspeople are invited to show off their skills and sell their wares at a unique Christmas shopping event in Clitheroe.

The Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre in Station Road is inviting artists to showcase and sell their work during one of three weeklong shopping events for just £19.50.

Four exhibitors will be selected to take part from December 2nd to 8th, 9th to 15th and 16th to 22nd.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s arts development officer, Katherine Rodgers, said: “This is a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their talents and sell their goods directly to the public during a time of peak footfall.

“At the same time, shoppers can see some of the North West’s most accomplished craftspeople at work and buy unique pieces directly from them. Last year’s winter shopping showcase featured some excellent artists and craftspeople, and there was a great atmosphere.

“This year, the makers will also be demonstrating the techniques and skills that go into creating their unique work.”

The Platform Gallery and Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre attracts up to 200 visitors per week over the festive period. Participants will be required to demonstrate their skills on at least one day and products must be made in the UK.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 22nd, and further information is available from the Platform Gallery and Visitor Information Centre on 01200 425566.