Art Exhibition returns to the Fratry
After an absence of four years, due to Covid and the creation of the brand new Fratry Cafe, Carlisle and Cumbria Artist Group is thrilled to be back in their traditional exhibition space in the Fratry this year.
The group of over 60 selected local artists has been in existence since 1968, with the aim of showcasing their work and raising funds for Carlisle Cathedral and other charities.
Over that period the amount raised exceeds £250,000, spent on such things as the restoration of the Tithe Barn, the Fratry refurbishment, lighting for the choir stalls etc., as well as over £55,000 donated to local Charities, such as the Hospice at Home, Carlisle Flood Appeal, Eden Valley Hospice and many others
This year all profits will go to Friends of Carlisle Cathedral.
Charlie Egerton, Chairman, says “We are delighted to be up and running again at the Fratry. This year over 50 artists’ works will be on sale, covering a wide range of subjects. We are proud to be continuing this exhibition which was set up by Molly Mawson fifty-two years ago. Many of the artists and committee members have been involved for a number of years and it is with sadness that I have to report the death of Don Rae and Walter Graham, both very popular and talented artists. In particular Walter was a very active Committee Member for many years. We will greatly miss his help and guidance during this year’s exhibition”.
The Exhibition starts on 29th July and is open every day from 10am until 4pm until 15th August.