Charity exhibition celebrates the Great Outdoors

Local charity Rowan is getting ready to launch its annual art exhibition, on 26 and 27 February in Cambridge.

The exhibition, which will be held at Long Road Sixth Form College, will be open to the public and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase artworks.  All the money raised from art sales will go to the charity, which supports adults with learning disabilities.

Entitled The Great Outdoors, the exhibition showcases the work of local artists who have produced artworks inspired by nature. Every piece, whether by amateur or professional, will sell for £45. Perhaps you could find a masterpiece by tomorrow’s Banksy?

“After so much time stuck indoors, it feels fitting to celebrate the outdoors with this exhibition,” said Fundraising Events Manager Ellie Breeze. “I love how inclusive this event is – everyone is invited to take part and each artwork is sold for the same price. We’re always blown away by the talent on display at our exhibitions and seeing the work submitted so far, this year will be no different.”

The event, which is free to attend, will also feature a silent auction of work donated by established artists from all over the UK. There will also be musical interludes from local musicians.

“The Great Outdoors is raising money for such a good cause, I’m happy to be a part of it,” said silent auction artist Lesley Birch. “I create lyrical paintings inspired by Nature, so my work was a great fit for this exhibition.”

The Great Outdoors is open 11am – 4pm, 26 – 27 February 2022, at Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, CB2 8PX. Entry is free. For more information visit www.rowanhumberstone.co.uk or call 01223 566027.

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