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Art And Music In Harmony At Lancaster Exhibition

Artists inspired by music and musicians who are also skilled artists are showing their work in Lancaster this October.

The Art of Music is the second time that King Street Arts (formerly known as King St Studios) have presented an exhibition coinciding with Lancaster Music Festival and it runs until October 25.

“No single art form stands alone and we’ve always wanted to open a dialogue between the different creative arts,” said Roy Smith who set up King Street Arts with Kath McDonald in 2017.

Almost 50 local, national and international artists are displaying work ranging from paintings, drawings and sculpture to photography, video, mixed media and printmaking at King Street Studios, the Storey Building and Atticus Bookshop.

Together with members of Lancaster Music Festival’s board, Roy and Kath had the difficult task of selecting work for the exhibition which has come from professional and semi-professional artists.

The chosen work has been produced either by visual artists inspired or influenced by music or by musicians who are also visual artists.

Among them is Lancaster’s own James Mackie, a visual artist, who, as a musician, played with The Selecter and Madness during the Eighties, and Manchester-based Rachael Addis, a featured artist in the BBC documentary on the 2020 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

All work is for sale and visitors can vote for their favourite exhibit for the artists to have the chance of winning a cash prize.

The Art of Music can be viewed until October 25 every day except October 24. Opening times are 11am-4pm October 18-25, excluding October 22 and 23 when it’s open from 11am-5pm. Admission is free.

For more information, ring 07743238663 or visit www.kingstreetstudios.art

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