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What's on and coming up...

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...

We're busy hanging our Spring Exhibition and it's looking fabulous - here's a sneak peek of what's to come! You've not got long to see for yourself as the exhibition officially starts this Saturday, and carries on until 13th April. We've had some amazing submissions - this region has so many talented and creative artists.

Don't forget you're all invited to tomorrow evening's Preview event from 5pm-8pm - you'll get to meet some of the artists and share a glass of something whilst browsing this superb collection.

At tomorrow evening's event, we're also launching our new framing service, in conjunction with Nick Holyman Framing. Our Spring exhibition has around 50 artists sharing their work on our walls and displays, but there are also 100 or so unframed works. Why not come and meet Nick and, if an unframed piece takes your fancy, you'll have the expert right here to chat custom framing!

Join us to drink, chat and browse!

In the NaviStitch shop...

Although we've got our Spring Exhibition opening, the NaviStitch shop will still be a fabulous port of call if you're looking for greeting cards, gifts or nautical stitched art - exhibitions come and go, and we welcome so many fabulous artists and makers; however, the NaviStitch shop is your constant.

Call in when you can - we're open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm on Manningtree High Street

In other news...

Here's something exciting: Art Around the Walls is back again and we'll be holding it 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.

Save the dates - you won't want to miss it! 🎨

And finally...

A quick reminder that Easter's in just over 2 weeks' time. We'll be open Good Friday and Easter Saturday and closed Easter Sunday and Monday (as usual!)

As well as lots of art in our exhibition, we've got cards for all tastes and gifts galore - from tote bags, to ornaments, art and nautical stitched delights - we're here 10am to 4pm each day - and if you need some help, just ask!

If you can't make it into the NaviStitch shop, take a look online and order a card for any occasion - and flick through my nautical stitched art too - it makes a great gift!

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. However, we still have a few gaps in our calendar. If you're an artist or maker and are interested in hiring the Sail Loft for an exhibition, workshop or pop-up event, take a look at details of our space and how to book. 

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


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