Well, it’s been a long while since our last blog and we do apologise for that. We were busy planning our new venture and moving out of our premises in Park Mall. We’re now all settled and are open for business.
The gallery in Park Mall, although a wonderful space for art and creation, was never really the right venue for us. We felt we needed a space that would allow visitors to enjoy tea or coffee, have a bite to eat and be able to take time to view the lovely work by local artists without having to rush to the door. Well, we believe we’ve achieved just that with our venture, Bauhaus Cafe & Art Gallery.
The Cafe/gallery is situated on the first floor of the old Merchant Chandler’s building in Ashford (2 North Street). The whole building has gone through a lot of loving care and is looking fabulous. We are one of a number of tenants in what is now called The Collection Ashford. The art has moved in with us too and many of our artists are the same but we also have new artists who’ve joined the gallery to display their work.
The Cafe is a CIC (Community Interest Company) and is a hang out for artists, musicians, techies and budding entrepreneurs. Wi-Fi is free, but Saturdays are our Wi-Fi free days so we leave our phones behind and, instead, make new friends and work on ideas and projects together.
As I am writing this blog, Bisal is playing his bass, and Michael is designing our very first quarterly magazine. They are both part volunteers. part paid staff. We’re just had our first live music evening with Dulcie May Moreno in this awesome space. The event is one of many we will be running, and is funded by The National Lottery Celebrate programme.
Here are some pictures of our new space. We’ll be back soon and tell you more about our evening, our menu, special offers, events and ArtiGras, our May festival.
We look forward to welcoming you here. The Team