Re­turn to venue for expo

The Leader (Nelson) - - SPRING FASHION FLING -

Art Expo Nel­son is re­turn­ing to the Trafal­gar Cen­tre this week­end for the first time in four years. Or­gan­iser, Nic Foster says the newly re­vamped venue will of­fer ‘‘a con­tem­po­rary back­drop’’ for the art­works on sale.

‘‘It’s al­most like we’re go­ing in to a whole new venue be­cause of the amount of changes they’ve made.

‘‘It’s look­ing re­ally fresh and mod­ern and we are ex­cited for our artists to have such a con­tem­po­rary back­drop to show off the art­works.’’

For the first time, Foster says they will be of­fer­ing free de­liv­ery of art­works to lo­cals who cy­cle or walk to the show.

‘‘We wanted to en­cour­age peo­ple who live in Nel­son city to cy­cle or walk to the expo this year.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple prob­a­bly take the car be­cause they’re plan­ning to buy new art for their walls, but we wanted to make it eas­ier for them to come here with­out a ve­hi­cle. We think it will make for a nice combo of art, ex­er­cise, cul­ture and cof­fee’’.

Art Expo Nel­son is open from 10am every day this Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day.

Art Expo Nel­son has re­ceived spon­sor­ship fund­ing for this year’s event from the Nel­son Events Mar­ket­ing & De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme, which is funded by the Nel­son City Coun­cil.

Sum­mer­set res­i­dents Elaine Tal­bot-Price, Mar­garet Clark, and Pa­tri­cia MacKay, with Robin Fran­cis vol­un­teer their time to run Ac­ces­si­ble Art.

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