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Victoria Pavilion Arts, a community arts project delivered by Sussex Support Service is holding its annual summer exhibition entitled ‘UPLIFT’ to raise funds.

Helen, the Arts Development Coordinator, hopes that this latest exhibition, which features the work of 18 local professional artists will help to raise funds for the Arts for Wellbeing programme. “Our Arts for Wellbeing” programme has grown rapidly in the last 2 years, and we are struggling to meet demand and support all the people we know who could benefit enormously from the sessions”  The twice weekly workshops provide participants the chance to create, connect with others, develop skills and confidence and most of all, experience a few hours respite from daily concerns. “We support people facing various life challenges; bereavement, anxiety, loneliness, long-term illness and caring responsibilities to name but a few, and for many, these weekly sessions have become a real lifeline.”

Visitors to the exhibition can expect to see a wide range of beautiful, inspiring pieces at prices to suit every pocket, including limited edition prints and cards as well as original artworks. Helen encourages everyone to come along and have a look at the incredible talent we have on our doorstep “This is a great opportunity to shop local – professional artists need our support more than ever at the moment so even buying just a card will help support their business and our project – we also have incredible cakes for sale in our pop-up café – definitely an event for everyone to enjoy!”

Helen said, “ The theme ‘UPLIFT’ was chosen as it represents the benefits we aim to achieve in our Arts for Wellbeing sessions  and the emotions we encounter from those taking part: a boost to mind and body, increased confidence, cheerfulness and optimism. It also reflects our wider organisational mission to improve and raise individual and community wellbeing.

⁠The exhibition will take place at Victoria Pavilion in Uckfield from July 13th -14th

The venue is fully accessible and has ample parking just outside. It is a family friendly space, and dogs are welcome too. Refreshments will be available in the cafe area throughout the exhibition. Entry is free but donations are welcomed and support our fundraising efforts.

Chamber members are warmly invited to attend our Private View on Friday 12th July from 7-9pm. Complementary refreshments will be served

Find out more about the exhibition, participating artists and Arts for Wellbeing project at:

https://www.sussexsupportservice.com/victoriapavilionarts.

https://www.facebook.com/victoriapavilionarts

https://www.instagram.com/arts_victoriapav