Success for charity exhibition
Cambridge artists have helped us raise over £6000 – with potentially more to come!
The ‘Celebrate Your World’ exhibition, held at Chesterton Community College on the 8 and 9 February, proved a major success with 172 works of art up for sale.
Des Trollip, Operations Manager at Rowan, said: ‘We have been overwhelmed by the support we received from the artistic community for this. Raising such an amount for all we do at Rowan is such an achievement. We would like to thank our main event sponsor Cheffins. As well as Cambridge Smile Studio, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Byard Art and Anthony’s, all who supported our student artists involvement by sponsoring canvases.’
Funds came from two sources – artists getting involved by paying £10 for a blank canvas, then completed artwork sold for £45 each, whether the work was completed by a professional or an amateur artist. Alongside this Rowan’s artwork was also on sale in a pop-up shop as well as a silent auction with local professional artist’s work up for bidding!
If you missed the exhibition do not worry as the canvases remaining are now available on the online exhibition which will be running through until March.
‘Our 2021 exhibition is already in the pipeline’ says Marketing Manager Hetti Wood ‘and we will be sitting down with our wonderful fundraising committee soon to get the details together. A huge thank you to everyone involved from our student artists, volunteers, the artists who were involved, as well as the public who visited our exhibition. We are already looking forward to the next one!’