Art Benefit Party 'In the Round

The annual Art Benefit Party for the Clancy Brothers Festival Art Trail takes place from 7.30pm on Friday, May 6 at the Tudor Artisan Hub, Carrick-on-Suir.

Each year artists come together to create unique, specially commissioned works of art in a variety of media to raise funds to run the Art Trail.

The theme for this year is ‘In the Round’, and 25 artists are contributing work to the blind lottery sale for the event.

Some of these original artworks will be exhibited in a preview show at the Tudor Artisan Hub where the blind lottery tickets will be available from Wednesday May 4 for only €25.

As well as the chance to buy an original artwork at a bargain price, the Art Benefit Party offers the opportunity to meet the artists in the intimate upstairs gallery at the Tudor Artisan Hub while enjoying live music and refreshments. Tickets for the evening are €5 on the door.

With only five weeks to go, plans are well underway for the 2016 Art Trail.

One of the highlights this year will be ‘The Art of Songwriting’, a collaborative project between 12 visual artists and 12 songwriters where the artists will each create an original artwork inspired by the songwriter’s music and lyrics.

The specially commissioned artworks will be unveiled as part of the 3rd Clancy Brothers Songwriting Competition Concert and ‘The Art of Songwriting’ will be exhibited in the Tudor Artisan Hub during the festival weekend. Prints will also be on view at the artists’ individual exhibitions.

And as part of the project many of the songwriters plan to perform informal acoustic sets at various Art Trail venues on the June Bank Holiday Monday.

With exhibitions throughout Carrick-on-Suir in a variety of venues during the Clancy Brothers Festival, the popular Art Trail showcases and celebrates the work of local artists and is an opportunity for festival goers to experience the incredible wealth of creativity in the area.

For further information about the Art Benefit Party call into the Tudor Artisan Hub, 42 Main Street, Carrick-on-Suir, or telephone 051 640921.