Artistic dozen arrive in resort

The Arts Council-funded LeftCoast has established Abingdon Studios, above Abingdon Street Market




The space above Abingdon Street Market is being turned into a new town centre art studios, called Abingdon Studios, thanks to an initiative between LeftCoast and Blackpool Council

The Arts Council-funded LeftCoast has established Abingdon Studios, above Abingdon Street Market The space above Abingdon Street Market is being turned into a new town centre art studios, called Abingdon Studios, thanks to an initiative between LeftCoast and Blackpool Council

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Twelve emerging young artists arrive in Blackpool today for a residency weekend exploring popular culture.

The pilot project, exploring new ways for artists aged 18 to 30 to share ideas, is part of collaboration between UK Young Artists and Abingdon Studios, above Abingdon Street Market.

Garth Gratrix, Abingdon Studios founding director, said: “We’re really excited to be welcoming some of the UKs best emerging young artists to Blackpool for the weekend.

“We are continuing to put Blackpool on the map as a site for visual arts production, using its unique popular culture backdrop as a tool to inspire new work.”

A pop-up exhibition in Abingdon Studios will be open to the public from 6pm.