Return to venue for expo
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.