At our productive meeting yesterday, we collectively made some major decisions the first of which as you will have noticed is an identity.
EW has organised a Market Day to encourage visitors to stay on over the weekend for a bit of breakfast, lunch and lots of shopping.
Retailers have responded positively to the call for bargain tables outside shops. Space will be available for Arts Collective and local buskers, face painting, chalk bombing, fund raisers and demonstrations.
Why not raise funds or the profile of your group by doing something?
The Chalk Bomb will be starting at the Gallery 10 am, one great idea was to mark the street with footsteps and arrows to lead people to our Arts Collective displays.
Just organise a table and let Christina know you need a place on Port Road by 27th August please.
No table? No problem! Tables are available for hire/loan from Hire Centre or The Lions and other sources.
Just hope for good weather.
Another brain wave was to ask the owners of the fence between Jennian & Sunnies to allow Art on the railings, more space to display wares - weather permitting.
NEWS FLASH: Thanks to Lesley Staniland we have secured the use of the empty former 100% store on Port Road, with a Big thank you to Helen & Andre Hickson for supporting the Arts.
Next step is to get the key, take a look and organise the space (may need a clean?)
Working bee to be arranged.
An important point raised by Jo Le Noel was that yarn and wool that would be required for a yarn bomb is currently being taken up and made into Operation Cover up blankets & throws. So if this is to happen a source of cheap or better still free acrylic yarn or similar would have to be found. So that it does not compete with their worthy cause.
Next meeting: Wednesday 16th September to go over the first event and plan the next.
Venue: Whangamata Club upstairs meeting room - 1pm