A group of local art exhibitors have come together to showcase some original art pieces to raise money for Arch.

Artists Caroline Baggaley, Kate Windsor, Rosie Threadgold, Deb Liversage, and Maggie Tuite will be showcasing their work at Val Bourne’s home in Stoke at an open house exhibition. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Arch, helping to support children who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Val Bourne, Arch trustee, said, “I feel really pleased to be able to offer these fantastic artists the opportunity to showcase their art especially in the run up to our City of Culture bid.

“In addition, it gives me a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of a very important charity.”

Money raised from the exhibition will help fund the Arch children’s workers based in their domestic abuse refuges and provides welcome packs for babies, children and young people who have fled an abusive home.

Kate Windsor, one of the open house artists, said, “Growing up and living in Stoke on Trent, the local landscape and heritage are often featured within my work.  I add to them my experiences of everyday life, travels, childhood memories and the good humour and friendliness of the folk of the Potteries.

“To be able to support such a brilliant organisation like Arch, that engages with such passion, creativity, respect and responsibility is a fantastic opportunity for me.”

Former Assistant Director of Housing at Aspire and now water colour specialist Caroline Baggaley also added, “I have seen people at their bleakest moments in my working life and know how important practical and emotional support is when a relationship breaks down, so it’s a great honour to be supporting Arch and all of the work they do.”

Art at the Villas will take place on 24 & 25 June 11:00-16:00. If you would like to attend the exhibition or for more information please contact Val Bourne on val.bourne@vbcc.co.uk or like Arch at the Villas event on Facebook