If you live in Droitwich you may well be familiar with St Andrew's Square and the shops in that area. You may not be so familiar however with Canal Side Studios @ The Meet Box which is tucked in the corner of the Square directly opposite the Muffin Break Cafe.
In the past year or so Canal Side Studios @ The Meet Box has become the focal point for all art activities in Droitwich, including photography and it is endorsed and supported by Droitwich Arts Network (DAN). Whilst only a temporary venue the aim is to eventually secure something more permanent in order to establish an Arts Centre in Droitwich.
Canal Side Studios @ The Meet Box is in fact an offshoot of an established Art Gallery called The Canal Side Studios based in Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove and both venues were the vision of Justine Humphries & Karen Hotchkiss. The following highlights their philosophy:
We are passionate about all the arts, and the important role it has to play in the community. We also know how hard it is for an individual artist to find outlets for their artwork without a lot of hard work and time. Our aim is to help the artist get their work ‘out there' so not only do we find venues for artists to exhibit their work, we also have the option for artists to add their work to our gallery to reach a global market.
Droitwich Camera Club currently has an exhibition of prints by two of its members on display in the Canal Side Studios @ The Meet Box and further opportunities are available for anyone who wishes to take advantage of the venue. If you are interested in exhibiting contact Justine or Karen direct. If you just want to admire the photographs and art work of others, do pop in and say ‘hello’. Opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30-4.00.
If you want to learn more about The Canal Side Studios in Stoke Prior visit their website. Contact details are as follows:
Justine: Mob 07725 488513 Karen: Mob 07789 912637
Email: email@example.com Website: www.thecanalsidestudios.com
Addresses for Studios:
Canal Side Studios @ The Meet Box, St Andrew's Square, Droitwich
Canal Side Studios, 138 Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60, 4JZ