Jamaica Street Artists Christmas Party
Thursday 3 December, 5-9pm
Sunday 6 December, 1-5pm
Mince pies, mulled wine, carols and … Art!
Visit Jamaica Street Artists this December for our Christmas Party, and soak up the creative festive spirit in the beautiful setting of an artists’ studios.
There will be lots to enjoy, including mulled wine and mince pies, and we’ll have carol singers too. You’ll have the opportunity to see our studios, meet our artists and talk about their work. For regular visitors to our Summer Open Studios, this is a chance to see the studios as a working space rather than a gallery.
We will have lots of artwork for sale too. From big to small, paintings and prints to gifts and cards, there will be something for all budgets and tastes. Give art for Christmas! Give local art for Christmas! It doesn’t get much more local than this.
Thursday evening will be a chance to pop in to the Studios after work. Bring your colleagues along for a drink and a nose around. Come for the art and stay for the party.
Sunday afternoon is a relaxed affair. Take your time to explore the studios and find those fantastic Christmas presents.
There’s also the chance to win an artwork in our special Christmas raffle. Win a masterpiece to keep for yourself, or give away as a gift. A selection of our artists have contributed a piece of work to the raffle, and prints have been generously donated by Niche in Stokes Croft. Prints above (l-r) by Karen Edwards and Chris Wright.
This year has seen lots of new artists arrive at the studios, and some return after a while away. Jemma Grundon (image above, left), a painter, has returned to the Studios after living for a while in London, and Emma Dibben (image above, right), who illustrates for Waitrose, has returned from a year-long trip to the Amazon.
Our new artists include Tom Hughes (image top), who works on location and in all weathers, painting Bristol, the South West and London throughout the year; and Charlie Brandon-King (image bottom), an illustrator specialising in printmaking.
Jamaica Street Artists is a collective of about 40 artists, working in the beating heart of Stokes Croft, Bristol. The group is a unique and ambitious collective, with members exhibiting, collaborating and working both nationally and worldwide. JSA has been established for over 20 years and the studio is housed in a grade II listed former carriageworks, an iconic landmark in Bristol.
Jamaica Street Artists aims to support its members with affordable workspace and a secure creative environment in which to work. Our ethos is to nurture new creative talent alongside established practitioners, with the freedom and space to make new work and opportunities for informal mentoring.