On Wednesday 7th of December 2016 we finally launched our new art gallery in South Norwood!
The local support was amazing, SE25 has truly embraced the gallery. So many people came along to share our launch night, the gallery was packed and had such a great energy.
It was lovely to meet some of the locals that have been following and supporting our new venture on social media. There is an abundance of local talent and I look forward to working with you and giving you a platform to show your work.
There was huge interest in our upcoming Live Art Saturday’s and workshops.
Event images Paul Fletcher
We held a raffle to help raise money for those affected by the recent Croydon Tram Crash, we raised a total of £150 which will be donated to Croydon Council's official Just Giving page.
Cllr Hamida Ali was kind enough to assist with the raffle and gave a passionate speech about the gallery and what it will bring to the local community. Also present was Tony Kanvanagh from Croydon Council's Regeneration team, Janet Smith from Croydon Radio and Cllr Paul Scott - head of the Portland Road Association and judge in the the Portland Road Competition.
Extra Special thanks to our raffle prize sponsors:
Angel in the Attic Studio - South Norwood Clock Tower Sculpture Clock
Ink on Cotton - Limited edition T-shirt
Ivy Chanel Vocal Coach - £70 Voucher for a professional singing lesson
Paulette McKoy - Urban Abstraction Oil Painting on Canvas
Davina James - MOA + £30 Voucher
Sainsbury’s Local Portland Road SE25 - 2x Bottles of wine and 2x boxes of Mince Pies.
Our winner with artist Paulette McKoy
After the raffle the evening was finished of with some lovely cake baked especially for the launch by local cake designer Emma Hope-Fitch, thank you Emma it was delicious and went down very well with a glass of wine!
Launch Night Cake by Celebration Cake Designer Emma Hope-Fitch
Thank you to all that shared our special day and we hope to see you again soon at the gallery!