Community arts host exhibition in Laois

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A NUMBER of local artists have recently set up the Facebook page Laois Arts Network with a view to providing a platform for artists around the county to show their work.

A NUMBER of local artists have recently set up the Facebook page Laois Arts Network with a view to providing a platform for artists around the county to show their work.

As part of the network and Downtown Portlaoise, there is an exciting opportunity for artists from Laois to display their work. On Saturday June 1, a retail unit and surrounding external space, will be used to facilitate this project.

Art For All, is a community arts based incentive, aimed to make all art forms accessible and inclusive to all members of the Laois community.

Artwork from all disciplines are welcome, including painting, drawing, photography, textile art and more. The displayed artwork can also be sold, with all income going directly to the artist.

The artwork does not have to be created by professional artists - it is open to any person who wants to display their work. The event also hopes to promote local musicians, poets and performance artists with jamming and busking sessions planned.

All interested artists and musicians are invited to take part in what organisers hope will be the first of many exhibitions and events.

Those interested can contact 087 6478677 for more information.

To find out more about the fledgling Laois Arts Network check them out on Facebook.