Following on from the success of the shop art project in 2009/10, the Regeneration Team have now expanded the project by working with other partners, different shop locations and other community artists and groups.
Elder & Twells successfully let 3 Market Street, Heanor, meaning that we had to move our displays at the beginning of January 2011. However, Mr Elder offered the Regeneration Team the use of 1c Market Street in replacement. The shop had stood empty for some time and the windows were covered in graffiti, dirt and smeared with take-away food. The Regeneration Team cleaned the windows and prepared the shop for the displays.
We are now working with the Heanor Traders Association to display artwork in the premises. The display includes artwork from competition winners at Howitt Primary School.