Thursday, February 04, 2010

Local Art & Craft Shop - SALE Now On!

In January 1991 a public gathering led to the formation of the Cooktown Creative Arts Association.  Their first meeting was on 13th February, 1991.

Many workshops and classes have been held over the years, including design, drawing, wood carving, poetry, art history, painting, life drawing, silk painting and stained glass to name a few.

In the beginning classes were held at the school, CWA hall, members’ homes and Gungarde hall.  After the enormous success of an exhibition of local art and craft run by the Cooktown Regional Action Group, the group took on the Art-space in lower ground floor of Kindergarten.

In September 2001 the Kindy moved so CCAA obtained the lease and the new Art and Craft Shop was open!  Located at the Old Cooktown Railway Station in Charlotte Street it is staffed by artists and volunteers.  The Art-space beneath is in use for workshops and with a gas kiln now installed, for firing pottery.
The shop provides local artists with a source of income, as well as a wonderful venue to showcase their talents.

Wood work, furniture, paintings, jewellery, stained glass, quilts, baskets, silk paintings, T-shirts, post cards, etched glass and photographs are tastefully presented in this space.

Friendly staff are at hand to welcome customers as they browse through the shop.  Supporting local arts and crafts is easy with such a marvelous range produced.

Meetings are 4.30pm the last Friday of each month.  Artspace is available for use.  Ph 4069 5794

Current SALE has 25% off yellow spot items!  

Includes cane baskets, jewellery, timber furniture, mirrors etc.

Also new books have arrived in store!

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