The Pop-Up Art Weekend is returning to Wendover on the Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March as the Chilterns MS Centre on the Princess Mary Gate Estate transforms from a MS Therapy Centre to one of the best art exhibitions in the area. Once again the event will be sponsored by the Clare Foundation who do so much for local charities across the county.
The free-to-attend Pop-Up Art Weekend is a sale and exhibition showcasing a variety of paintings, sculptures, jewellery, drawings, ceramic and other forms of art from local artists. If that doesn’t whet your appetite there will also be a café serving some of the finest cakes in the area. Over the years the event has raised close to £150,000 for the Centre.
“The Clare Foundation is delighted to be able support the Pop-Up Art Weekend and the Chilterns MS Centre by sponsoring this event,” said Martin Gallagher, Chief Executive of the Clare Foundation. “It is always an enjoyable exhibition with wonderful art on display from extremely talented local artists. What’s more, it is a great fundraiser for the Centre which so much great work in the community.”
“This is one of our favourite events of the year as it gives people a chance to see (and buy) some exceptional pieces of art, and it also gives us an opportunity to show people a little of what we do at the Centre and the support we offer people,” said Stella Kubale, Head of Fundraising at the Chilterns MS Centre. “If you’ve never been before then we’d really urge you to come along, if anything for the delicious cake. If you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you back.”
When not hosting art exhibitions, the Chilterns MS Centre provides a range of treatments and services to people with MS in the local area as well as their carers. More recently the Centre has opened up its services to people with Parkinson’s disease and stroke survivors. In total the Centre supports over 650 people.