On Wednesday 12th October Kosmonaut officially launches Art Social; a regular, creative get together which will take place on the second and last Wednesday of each month.
The event is open to creatives of all disciplines, in particular welcoming students and graduates, giving everyone a regular place to meet, share skills, share ideas and network and also provide a physical platform to show and sell work.
On the second Wednesday of each month, Kosmonaut will host an art fair. Artists, printmakers, crafters, jewellery makers, designers and illustrators are invited to set up shop and sell their work, stalls are free and on a first come, first served basis.
Then Wednesday 26th October sees the launch of Illustration Showdown Manchester’s first monthly residency. Now under the watch of artist and music producer PeteObsolete, Illustration Showdown will take place on the last Wednesday of every month at Art Social and will continue to work with the music and art scenes in Manchester pitting artists and MCs against each other in a series of creative battles! All abilities and skill sets welcome, just bring your creative brain and Illustration Showdown will take care of the rest.
“Supporting local creative talent has always been a really important part of what we do at Kosmonaut, we have a great social space that lends itself really well to print fairs and exhibitions and want to open that up to everyone who can benefit from it!” ~ Beki Rymsza, Marketing and Brand Manager for Kosmonaut
If you fancy a stall at the art fair, would like to take to the decks at the event or would like to hold an exhibition at Kosmonaut, just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for Illustration Showdown head on over to the Facebook page and drop PeteObsolete a message.