Ilkley Arts is delighted to announce that we are moving into one of the cottages adjacent to the beautiful Manor House in the centre of Ilkley.

Working with Arts School Ilkley we are planning to create a vibrant and exciting arts hub for Ilkley.

The studio space on the ground floor of Cottage No 4 will be the home for Art School Ilkley – see their Facebook page  http://cargocollective.com/artschoolilkley/

The studio space will be available to artists to run workshops and events from the space.

Ilkley Arts will be a key partner with the Ilkley Manor House Trust and we will be working closely with the new Trust to enhance events being held in the Manor House from a visual arts perspective. All very exciting.

We have been busy planning some other activities over the rest of the year too.

Date for your diary – We are planning an exciting outdoor sculpture Trail over the weekend of 6 th and 7 th October at Nell Bank Centre. Over 20 artists will be exhibiting in some great spaces that Nell Bank have offered us plus the whole outdoor site is going to be made available for everyone to enjoy over this weekend. There will be food and drink available too.

We have plans to use the new Ilkley Arts’ space at the Manor House to set up an art gallery for the weekend. More details of the weekend to follow soon.

Date for your diary – Ilkley Arts is also going to be running a second Christmas Arts and Gift Fair in the Manor House over the first weekend of December. Lots of beautiful gifts will be on sale.

We are thrilled to be part of this exciting new heritage and creative development in Ilkley.

For booking enquiries, please email sarahgamble63@gmail.com