Pick up some art with Xmas shopping
ART enthusiasts are being invited to get their hands on a unique piece of work at a Burton shopping centre.
Shoppers visiting Coopers Square shopping centre can now bag a piece of artwork with their Christmas shopping with an exhibition created by children, young people and families at The Donna Louise Trust.
The collection is on display in the centre, next to Boots, and organisers have said it has already attracted lots of interest and comments from passing shoppers.
This is the centre’s second exhibition of paintings by families from The Donna Louise Trust.
Chris Belyavin, regional fund-raiser for The Donna Louise, said: “This is our second exhibition of paintings in Coopers Square and I really hope shoppers will enjoy them.
“Last time, shoppers helped to raise more than £1,038, by buying prints and making donations, which is just fantastic.
“This is a brand new display, and each of the pieces has been created by a child, young adult, or one of their family members, during their art therapy sessions at The Donna Louise.
“Alongside each piece in the display is a brief description about who has created it.”
Prints of each painting are available to buy, with every penny raised making a real difference to families supported by the hospice, including several in the Burton area.
The Donna Louise asks for a minimum donation of £5 for the prints. Details of how to buy them are displayed within the exhibition in Coopers Square.
Dave Chadfield, centre manager at Coopers Square, said: “The display looks great, there are some very good pictures and really moving descriptions.
“We’re delighted that we’ve been able to support The Donna Louise and many of our customers have already been taking time out to enjoy the display.”
A spokesman for the trust said art therapy is a really important way for the children, young adults and their families at The Donna Louise to express their feelings in a creative way and is offered to every family who spends time at the hospice.
The exhibition to raise funds for Donna Louise Trust is in Coopers Square shopping centre