Art auction will help town’s revival
In the light of the devastation this summer’s floods have wreaked on Hebden Bridge, the area’s creative community has come together to auction off some outstanding pieces of their work.
On the evening of September 28, a stunning range of work, from paintings to pots, will go under the hammer in an auction of work by artists and makers in the Waterfront Hall of the new Town Hall to raise funds for a series of events in the build up to the Christmas season.
The plan is to help breathe new life into the town and attract visitors back with the message that it is very much alive, kicking and open for business.
Auctioneer for the night, Jason Elliott, said: “Work has already started flooding in, if you’ll excuse the pun, and there are some quite high value pieces in there from pretty well known people. Auctions being what they are, I know our buyers will have the opportunity to get some great bargains.”
Speaking for hosts Hebden Bridge Community Association, Amy Leader said: “The period leading up to Christmas is critical for the economy of Hebden Bridge with so many small independent businesses. We can show visitors that we were only ever ‘waving not drowning’.”
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