Following “The Start” art event held in March 2020, Henshaws is launching an exciting new online charity art event this summer, offering art lovers something a little different.
- The “Henshaws Hundreds Art” sale will be held online at henshaws-hundreds-art.square.site from June 11-25, with the ability to browse all works from June 8.
- With over 130 postcard-sized artworks each selling for £100, 100% of the proceeds from the artwork sale will go to support Henshaws Arts & Crafts Center in Knaresborough.
- The two-week virtual event is a vital fundraiser for Henshaws, which supports people living with vision loss and disability in the North of England.
Adding a unique benefit to the experience, all artwork for sale is anonymous, encouraging buyers to purchase based solely on visual aesthetics without any preconceived idea of the artist whose work they have chosen. A full list of artists whose works are included in the Art Sale is listed online, with the specific name of the artist only revealed upon delivery.
All mediums were welcome for submission; photography, prints, watercolours, acrylics, drawings, textiles and prints. A
Participating artists include Claire Baxter, official artist of the Tour de Yorkshire 2020, figurative painter Clare Granger and Postman illustrator Pat Ray Mutimer, as well as a long list of other award-winning artists who have kindly donated their works for a good cause. A range of original and beautiful pieces made by art makers from Henshaws Arts & Crafts Center are also on sale.
The majority of the artwork – perfect to start or add to your collection – will come mounted and ready to frame, courtesy of The Whole Picture Company, based in Harrogate.
Proceeds from the art sale will support the Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, an inspiring place that brings people together in an atmosphere that never fails to inspire. Thanks to a variety of creative workshops, people living with various disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice and realize their full potential. Open to all, the Arts & Crafts Center is a community hub where creativity, friendships and opportunity come to life.
Helen Donkin, Fundraising Development Manager at Henshaws, said:
Our Anonymous Art Sale will allow people to buy beautiful pieces based solely on what they see in front of them. The artist will only be revealed after the purchase of the image thus freeing the buyer from artist recognition bias. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the talented artists for helping to make the whole sale so spectacular.
Here at the Arts & Crafts Centre, our amazing art makers can use their talents not only to change their own lives, but to gain some control over how society responds to and perceives their disability. Come visit us and discover the Center for yourself.
The Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, with a fully licensed cafe and shop, accessible facilities and a woodland walk. It is also available for hire for events and receptions. We also host a wide variety of events throughout the year, such as our recent Beer Festival and upcoming BedFest, breaking down barriers and engaging the community.