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NaviStitch and Sail Loft News

Here's what's happening in our creative space, the Sail Loft, and the NaviStitch shop on Manningtree High Street over the coming weeks...

In the Sail Loft...

Can you believe there are just 2 days of our Spring Exhibition left?! Time seems to have flown past but we've enjoyed having the work of almost 50 fabulous artists in our Sail Loft Gallery and NaviStitch Shop. We're sure that they'll be back with their own exhibitions or in other mixed shows that we put on throughout the year. Keep an eye on our calendar and click on each link event to find out about it.

Next up....

From 16th to 27th April we're delighted to bring a joint exhibition from two quite different artists: Loueen Morrison: with her floral oil paintings; and Susan Keeble: working in acrylics, watercolours and ceramics. Their first time in the Sail Loft so we're excited for you to visit - we're sure you'll offer them your usual welcome!

Are you an emerging, local artist: a painter, sculptor, ceramicist, textile artist, photographer or artisan*? Can you picture your work in our Sail Loft Gallery? Our calendar shows artists who already have exhibitions booked with us this year, but our upstairs space consists of 2 rooms. Why not take a look at what's going on in the gallery and get in touch to chat about dates? Having 2 artists means 2 audiences for each of your work - it's a win>win for all!

*applies to established artists too!

And then...

From 30th April to 4th May, we're joined by old friend of NaviStitch and the Sail Loft Gallery, Maekandoo. Working with reclaimed textiles, Vik makes beautiful homeware and decor items - it's always a pleasure to have her work in our creative space!

In other news...

If you haven't already, make sure to get this in your diary: Art Around the Walls is back on 6th and 7th July.

Our annual art trail around Mistley, Manningtree and Lawford will take part at various venues and you'll be able to visit all of them over the weekend, with lots of amazing artists involved. You won't want to miss it! 🎨

Save the date

For Manningtree Pride. NaviStitch will be hosting an art auction and we're looking forward to a great, fun weekend!

And finally...

Keep abreast of everything happening in our Sail Loft, in the NaviStitch Shop, and Manningtree High Street by following us on social media - we've got lots of new and different exhibitions this year, as well as old friends joining us again with new shows.

Until next time, I wish you calm waters and plain sailing


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