Each year, we hold an art exhibition and art sale, which is popular with the general public who come along to enjoy the art and the refreshments from 10am – 4.30pm
The event will be held in St Mary’s Church, Shotley, IP9 1ES in this stunningly beautiful location overlooking the River Orwell, with walks and views. Although it is tucked away, it is well signposted from the main road, and has a very large car park
The Church itself is on a walkers route, so that many passers by pop in to see events. As the church is next door to Shotley Vineyard, we hope to arrange for a drop in there too – watch this space !
Volunteers make teas and coffees and cakes which make it a very pleasant social occasion, and the team chat to visitors who like to hear about the latest pier news.
The Pier Group receive a commission of 20% on all sales, and the artist is welcome to bring art and cards/notelets to sell. We want to do fund raising that benefits our partners as well as the pier fund, so the proceeds will be shared between the pier fund and the Shotley Church repair fund