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ArtCircle was founded in Sowerby Bridge at the end of 2014 by a group of local artists some of whom had worked together in previous festivals in the town. The original group of twelve had their first exhibition in The Blind Pig in December 2014 when Julie Hall became manager there. The community showed great interest in the exhibition and it was amazing how many artists came forward to join the group and exhibit in the following show. The Blind Pig has continued to provide excellent gallery space for the group's seasonal exhibitions and membership has grown to 250 and continues to increase.

ArtCircle's intention is to be an inclusive group encompassing artists of many disciplines including painting, collage, printmaking, digital art, photography, craft and sculpture. The group encourages new members to exhibit regardless of their experience.

A successful market stall displays and sells art and craft produced by its members on the first Saturday of every month at Sowerby Bridge market. You can recognise the stall by ArtCircle's colourful banner.

Regular workshops take place including figure drawing and seasonal crafts upstairs in the Blind Pig and a weekly sketching group which enjoys working within the local area and further afield.

Visitors to The Blind Pig can enjoy exhibitions in the upstairs and downstairs gallery and a must-see is the colourful mural painted by several ArtCircle members which is situated in the corridor to the rear of the bar.

ArtCircle Sowerby Bridge flourishes with support and encouragement from Julie and her staff at the Blind Pig and welcomes new members to join us in activities, showcase their own work or just enjoy the art!