Artists have launched a new pop-up shop selling unique handmade items in Blackburn town centre.
The shop called No. 11, features the work of four like-minded artists and is part of the Blackburn is Open scheme to support the creative industries and aspiring entrepreneurs.
No. 11, which opened on Saturday, September 13, serves as a studio, workshop space and gallery for the artists to show off their creations. The shop provides customers with unique, locally made, high-quality, handmade items at affordable prices
The art work that will be on sale at the Town Hall Street shop will include ceramics, paintings, prints, jewellery, photographs and textile pieces. It will also stock work by other artists from across the borough.
Verity Evans, Co-founder of No.11 Town Hall Street, said: “We each have a passion for good quality and style and we enjoy products with a certain edge or humour about them.
We are capable of putting together a range of items to suit all tastes, but particularly to meet the challenging demands of those people who want something a bit different.”
She added: “We are hoping to arrange a series of workshops on the lead up to Christmas to allow our customers to connect more closely with ourselves and some of our suppliers and to have fun, get creative and take something home that they’ve made themselves.”
The new shop will open with a celebratory party where visitors can meet the artists and take part in workshops.
No. 11 is the latest venture of the Blackburn Is open a scheme that aims to build a creative community in the heart of Blackburn through opening up empty spaces and shops to creatives and small businesses.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Tymon Photography