Hope and glory for all in winter art exhibition

Hopeful and Glorious art exhibit is coming to Lytham Hall
Hopeful and Glorious art exhibit is coming to Lytham Hall

Local art exhibition organisers ‘Hopeful and Glorious’ are set to follow the success of their inaugural exhibition at Scorton with a Winter Art Fair at Lytham Hall .

The fair will be held on 
November 8 and 9 from 10.30am until 4pm and boasts of over 25 amazing artists, 
designers and makers who will all be showing the best of British art and craft at the Fylde coast’s Georgian gem, Lytham Hall.

A stunning range of art and craft will be shown 
including mosaics, paintings, textiles and ceramics made by some of the North’s most 
talented artists including Naomi Lynch Christine & Coleman from Abbeystead, Samantha Taylor, Jewelart from Catforth, Enchanted Woods from Lytham, and Mitsy Bitsy from St Michaels on Wyre.

Lancashire is well known for its fantastic high quality food with many iconic artisan food producers but is much less known for its significant high quality art and craft.

With that in mind Winter Art Fair organisers, Hopeful and Glorious, aim to raise the profile of the County’s art and craft and create truly enjoyable events for artists and audiences. Artists from across the country have applied to show and sell their work during the weekend at Lytham and the range of artworks will ensure that within the Fair there will be lots to see and something to appeal to everyone.

Claire Mitchell from Mitsy Bitsy in St Michaels on Wyre will be bringing her fabulous upholstery and soft furnishing to the Winter Art Fair.

Claire will show work in progress which is a real eye-opener in understanding the traditional techniques of upholstery including webbing, re-springing and horse hair stuffing in which she brings a contemporary twist to tradition and makes unique one off pieces.

Samantha Taylor will be exhibiting her contemporary sculptural designer jewellery - created by combining copper wire, a treasure trove of beautiful beads, vintage buttons and unique pieces of fused glass.

Making Memories artist, Naomi Lynch will be showing her ranges of work from textiles, cards, fabric jewellery and sewing accessories, to artwork including sculpture, collage and assemblage.

Some artists will also have activities for visitors to have a go at making.

Gordon from Hopeful and Glorious said: “Our Winter Art Fair is a perfect event to meet artists, see beautiful, original art and craft and buy a special item to treasure forever. We work with amazing jewellers, textile and glass designer-makers, ceramicists, sculptors, artists, designers and makers to bring together the best of British art and craft. We want to present glorious events which are enjoyable for artists and audiences and celebrate some fine local artworks.”

Admission for visitors is free.