The Discover Group is absolutely delighted to be hosting the inaugural exhibition at Dunstable’s newest and quirkiest gallery – The Workhouse, 5 Ashton Square, Dunstable.
The Workhouse is the brain-child of Discover artist Joanne Bowes, who has long cherished a vision of creating an inviting, friendly space where artists and seekers of beautiful things can meet and mingle. Now that vision is becoming a reality and will open to the public on Saturday 7th October 2017.
The Workhouse will be a showcase for local artists and makers, offering them an excellent space to display their work in a professional, friendly environment and encouraging a wide audience of buyers to discover high quality work from local talent.
In addition to being able to find art and hand-crafted gifts at The Workhouse, there will also be a programme of workshops running throughout the year, offering people at all levels of ability an opportunity to develop their creative skills.
If you’re wondering about the name, Joanne explained “the site of the gallery in Ashton Square is believed to be the location of Dunstable’s first workhouse which was demolished in the 1780s. We hope to welcome lots of inmates to our new workhouse!”
The gallery will open officially at 10am on Saturday 7th October 2017 when Dunstable Town Mayor, Councillor Gloria Martin will cut the ribbon and formally welcome The Workhouse. Early visitors will be treated to cake and a gift to mark the occasion.
The Workhouse will open Tuesday to Saturday weekly, 10am to 5pm.