Insight Open Studios 2010
The first weekend of Northern Lincolnshire Artists’ Insight Open Studios 2010 got off to a flying start with record numbers passing through studios throughout North and North East Lincolnshire.
Project manager Pete Mitchell of The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber said that the opening weekend of the event, now in its 10th year, had proved to be very busy.
“Here at The Ropewalk I think we must have welcomed around 500 visitors over the first two days while at Grimsby both the two outlets in Freshney Place and the Abbey Walk Gallery were really busy too,” he continued.
One artist showing for the first time at The Ropewalk was printmaker Angela Lindsley who in previous years has exhibited as part of the gallery’s Printmakers Group.
“It was absolutely brilliant,” she said. “I sold five pieces on the first day and an extra date has had to be added to the two already advertised workshops, “ Introduction to Collagraph Prints, I am running in the next couple of months are they are now nearly all booked up.”
“It was an absolutely fantastic weekend and I can’t believe the response and I am so happy I decided to take part as a stand-alone artist,” she continued.
Insight Open Studios continues for the second and final weekend on Saturday and Sunday (September 25 and 26) with studios and galleries from Cleethorpes and Grimsby in the east to Epworth and the surrounding area to the west open to the public.
As well as being able to watch artists at work there is also the opportunity to view, purchase or commission original pieces of art.