Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Grange-over-Sands opens its doors to artists with 49th Prom Art

A fabulous, arts and crafts focused Cumbrian event is opening its arms to all golf widows and widowers who will be driven out of the house on 30th September by the final day’s coverage of the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Prom Art – one of the biggest, free and open-air arts and crafts events in the country, has taken a declaration to be a Ryder Cup-free zone for the last date in its 2012 calendar, for those who prefer Morecambe Bay scenes to American golf greens.

Organisers say Prom Art’s only reference to golf on the day will be the fact that the distance from ‘tee’ to ‘hole’ is around 600 metres, for those visiting each of the 80-100 craftspeople displaying their wares in the stalls and gazebos set up on the Edwardian promenade of Grange-over-Sands!

This last chance to snap up the original works created by professional and amateur artists and craftspeople, as well as professional art tutors, will be available from 9.30am to 4.00pm on the last Sunday in September, which happens to also be the last day in the month.

Those heading to this last Prom Art of the season will be able to see some new crafts people, making this their first experience of the glorious al-fresco event, as well as appreciating the entertainment provided by the Rascal Fayre Ceilidh Band.

An array of different arts and crafts materials will be available for purchase, whether the buyer has an eye for paintings in various types of medium, silverware, jewellery, textiles, weaving, pet portraits, needlecraft, home furnishings, bags, hats or clothing, fine art, drift wood, glass or pottery.

Items are original and often unique, but those wishing to have something totally bespoke can commission the item of their choice.

A day of sea views, fresh air and wonderfully tempting purchases should soon blow the golf widow cobwebs away and provide lots of fun for all members of the family.

”We are expecting the September event to be particularly vibrant as the next outing after this, in April 2013, will be high profile, as Prom Art celebrates its 50th event milestone then," says organiser Robert Leach.

"We already have a third of our artists travelling over 50 miles to be at our unique event and none wish to lose their slot or pass up on the chance of having a presence at our 2013 season opener.

“We shall, of course, be asking these artists travelling from afar whether they have room for a golf widow or two in their vehicle!

Those who cannot hitch a lift need not despair, as Prom Art stresses that you do not need a ‘driver’ to be able to escape the Ryder Cup. Train services run from Lancaster to Grange-over-Sands station, which is just a few minutes walk from the start of the arts and crafts action.

- Find out more about Prom Art at www.promart.info

 

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