The Art Place is an exciting new community creative space opened in the heart of the City by Ideas Hub Chelmsford, supported by the community.
The Art Place is in Chelmsford’s Meadows Shopping Centre who kindly provided the space for this amazing project.
The Art Place offers a professional art gallery for artists to showcase and sell their art. and for Chelmsford residents to admire the wealth of local talent.
The Art Place also provides a co-working creative space for artists, for just £5 a day.
There is a workshop area for both community creative workshops and for artists to run their own workshops.
Local craft makers can hire shelves to sell their items in The Art Place shop, including a range of eco-friendly, handmade, local, upcycled and/ or vegan products.
The Art Place is a true community project, by the community for the community. An army of local people spent their free time creating this new community facility. We must thank contributions from Deborah Aloba from http://affordablelawforyou.co.uk/, Mick McDonagh from High Chelmer, Goodgym: helping us move, Steven from https://www.facebook.com/sevencharmsdecorating/, and MT Electrical Contractors.
Ideas Hub coordinates and manages The Art Place. It is a registered charity started in 2012 whose objective is the wellbeing of Chelmsford residents. It runs community creative spaces, projects for children in and out of schools, and organises local festivals. This new space is an exciting next step, having moved from High Chelmer and then Chelmsford Library.