Brightening up the City Arcade
16th July 2013
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Artwork will be on display in the windows of a number of empty shops in the City Arcade throughout the summer.

The City Artcade will feature work by ten Untitled Art Collective artists and guest artists. The window displays will be changed during the summer, to make sure plenty of art is showcased. The project also includes a series of free arts activities for people of all ages that will take place at the City Arcade on six Saturdays over the school summer holiday, including 20 & 27 July and 3, 17, & 31 August.

The first workshop, Linear Excursion, on Saturday 20 July between 10am and 4pm, will include drawing lines with tape and through sewing. Celia Houghton, Lichfield District Council Arts Development Officer, said: "Exhibiting at the City Arcade will allow a range of artists to show their work to a diverse audience that may not ordinarily go to a conventional gallery. It's also a great way to use empty commercial units, so they attract people to them and create a buzz in the area. We hope lots of people will come along to join in the free art activities that we'll be running over the summer and to enjoy The City Artcade."

It will run until 1 September 2013. The City Arcade is located in Lichfield City between Market Street and Bore Street.

Don't forget to have a closer look at all the shops surrounding the City Arcade such as Friary Shoes, The Kitchen Shop and Alpha Sports. You can even have your eyes tested at David Arthur so you can see all the artwork so much better!

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