The organizers of Northwich Art Shop’s popular Grand Day Out were not disheartened to host one of the region’s annual highlights for the thriving community of local artists, with a move to a virtual format under the temporary moniker of “Northwich Art Shop’s Grand Day In”.
Hosted by Northwich Art Shop, the online event showcases the talent of artists from central Cheshire and beyond, along with a host of immersive content for art lovers.
This includes an open exhibition and art competition that showcases over 200 original works of art from Northwich Art Shop followers, friends and customers hosted at an online gallery.
The judges were given the monumental task of selecting a winner who was ultimately awarded to local acrylic artist Thomas JL Davies with his piece “The Big Pool at Blaenau-Isafil”.
The big winner is this artwork by local acrylic artist Thomas JL Davies titled “The Big Pool at Blaenau-Isafil”.
The event also features an interactive art quiz with the chance to win prizes among some of the premium art supplies the store is synonymous with. Due to the popularity of the event, the event has been extended until the end of August and admission is free at northwichartshop.com.
And if all that isn’t enough, the site also offers hours of videos, including exclusive demonstrations by local artists to inspire artists to create stunning works of art using a variety of materials and techniques.
Northwich Art Shop owner Phillip Bower said of the event: “The response to Northwich Art Shop’s ‘Grand Day In’ has been overwhelmingly positive and a testament to the remarkable community of artists we have at our home. door.
“We were delighted to see the large amount of talent submitted for the open show and selecting a winner was not an easy task.
“We are very grateful to our main event sponsors, Winsor & Newton, who really encouraged us to try this new format. Thanks also to Global Art Supplies, Mitsubishi Pencil Co, Premium Art Supplies and Steadtler and RK Burt for providing a brilliant range of exciting prizes. .
“We look forward to returning to the usual format in person when our customers feel it is safe to do so.”
Supporting the event, Northwich BID were delighted to see that the event remained a success despite its format change.
Project manager Adam Gerrard, an avowed art novice, was on the jury for the open exhibition and was particularly impressed with some of the artistic depictions of Northwich himself.
Located on Witton Street, Northwich Art Shop has served the local artist community for over 30 years with its choice selection of art supplies and is one of many independent businesses that puts Northwich on the map as a must see place in Cheshire.
The boutique is currently having a big summer sale in tandem with the event with up to 50% off premium art brands on their website.