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ARTSupport was the 'brainchild' of Katharine Laird. Together with her husband, Peter (an administrator, not an artist), she founded the Club in 2005. The inaugural meeting, held at the New Life Church, Fuller Drive, Wistaston was on Wednesday the 28th of September 2005, and was attended by eight founder Members. Of those Members four, John, Stan, Katharine and Peter, are still Members.

The original principles upon which the Club was established still hold good today. The belief being that artists, irrespective of their level of ability, develop better together in an environment which shares skills, knowledge and ideas. In other words an environment where they can 'support' each other in 'art' - ARTSupport.

ARTSupport meetings take place at the Shavington Village Hall Main Road Shavington CW2 5DU from 9:30am until 1:30pm. The Club meets every Tuesday (except school holidays)

It was always felt that ARTSupport should be more than just a 'meeting place' and to that end the Club has developed to include several facilities of artistic merit. Workshops and demonstrations from visiting professionals, field-trips, other visits and exhibitions now form a vital part of the yearly programme.

ARTSupport has an active Committee comprising Chairman, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition the Club is well supported by a pro-active membership - Members being drawn from Crewe, Nantwich, other parts of Cheshire (Sandbach, Winsford, Middlewich, Ellesmere Port, Tarporley, Chester, Alsager) and Shropshire.

The relocation to Shavington Village Hall has provided more spaces and thus ARTSupport has room for another ten members. Contact us through the details on the Contact page.

ARTSupport comprises a mixture of men and women in a wide age range. There is an annual membership fee of £10.00 and each (four-hour) weekly session costs £6.00.

We are a friendly and happy group and can promise you a very nice welcome.


ARTSupport is non-commercial and non-profit making.