A huge thank you to all those mentioned here: all the artists, residents, venues, supporters, sponsors, friends, funders and partners for the generosity and creativity you bestow upon our community.
Messages from our funders
London Borough of Waltham Forest“Waltham Forest Council is proud to support the E17 Art Trail and recognises the opportunity that it gives to a diverse range of local artists to present their creativity across the Walthamstow area. The range and quality of works gets better every year, which has made the E17 Art Trail a key milestone in the borough’s cultural calendar, attracting local residents and those from outside the area. "I look forward to seeing the artworks in their varied and often unexpected locations, and would like to thank those who have been working very hard over the past year to bring together another remarkable E17 Art Trail.”
Cllr Ahsan Khan, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Labour Party Councillor for Hoe Street Ward.
Messages from our sponsors
Penny Fielding Gallery & Interiors – Gold Sponsor"If you took all the artists/designers/makers in E17 and added up what they spent on materials, packaging, framing, studio rental, marketing etc. it would amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds per annum. If you put them all under one roof it would be a massive “factory” of production! "Although the trail can’t take all the credit for this, it can take credit for providing a platform for these artists who can only become more experienced, confident and consolidated as a community due to the umbrella nature of the trail. The E17 Art Trail not only provides an event in which artists participate, its presence in E17 has facilitated and supported a veritable industry of art!"
One Creative Services Ltd – Gold Sponsor"As a long time resident of the borough, with a local creative print and display business in Blackhorse Lane, we are delighted to be involved in this excellent community arts project. We look forward to contributing practical and hands-on support to this year’s E17 Art Trail."
Artquest - Silver Sponsor"Artquest sustains critical engagement and provides practical support to London’s visual artists, working with practitioners throughout their careers. Our online resources aim to cover everything a visual artist needs to know, from finding a studio to getting an exhibition, working internationally to finding other artists in your neighbourhood. We are supporting The E17 Art Trail because they share our longstanding commitment to understanding practice and finding practical ways to support artists, and we look forward to meeting you during the festival."
Floor Story Ltd - Silver SponsorFloor Story Ltd are a local flooring firm specialising in products that are a little different, interesting and exciting. If we cannot source what you require we simply make it. We are also very passionate about art and our house will be open for the Art Trail, we are very proud to be sponsoring this year. Be sure to enter our ‘design a bespoke rug’ competition. Details can be found on www.floorstory.co.uk
Cllr Paul Douglas - Silver Sponsor“I am proud to be supporting the E17 Art Trail. Last year’s event was a life changing experience for me. I made an incredible amount of new friends and managed to acquire enough bits of art to consider opening my own gallery!”
Cowling and Wilcox - Silver Sponsorwww.cowlingandwilcox.com
Wanis The Afro-Caribbean Food Specialists - Silver Sponsorswww.wanis.net
Valerie Grove - Silver Sponsorwww.naturestrikesback.blogspot.co.uk
Bronze SponsorsArts and Crusts www.artsandcrusts.co.uk
British Gospel Arts www.britishgospelarts.com
Cllr Clare Coghill
Stella Creasy www.workingforwalthamstow.co.uk
Inky Cuttlefish www.inky-cuttlefish.co.uk
E17 Baby Massage www.e17babymassage.co.uk
Cllr Keiran Falconer
Rachel I’Anson www.rachelsdarkroom.co.uk
Petals in Bloom www.petalsinbloom.net
Cllr Geraldine Reardon
Torkarska Gallery www.tokarskagallery.co.uk
Urban IQ www.urban-iq.co.uk
Voluntary Action Waltham Forest www.voluntaryaction.net
Women in Business www.walthamforestwomeninbusiness.com
FriendsAnna Alcock www.annaalcock.com, Apex Arts is proud to be a friend of the E17 Art Trail, Aser El Saqqa, Black Women in the Arts, Joan Celestin www.healandpaint.com, Sarah Chase www.growyourowntheatre.co.uk, E17 Designers-thank the E17 Art Trail for making it happen, Sarah Field, Linda Green, Alison Griffin, Bobby and Eric, Janice Tildsley Associates www.janicetildsleyassociates.co.uk, Véronique Jochum, Sue Kerry, Lisa Lisker, Lot One Ten www.lotoneten.co.uk, Louise Mitchell, Joss Rossiter aka soulbrushart www.etsy.com/shop/soulbrushart, Nick, Clay, Alana & Elliott Smith, Walthamstow Folk Club at the Olde Rose and Crown www. walthamstowfolk.co.uk, XL Hair Design
Thanks also to the following people for their support:
All at The Mill, Andrew Islam, Anna Alcock, Annagh Drake, Auntie Viv and Uncle Bun, Beatiz Casarrubios, Bronwyn Goodwin, Carol Minto, Carole Davies, Caroline Rae and colleagues at WF Libraries, Cllr Clare Coghill, Hassan Vawda, Jason Lennick, Jo Sealy, John Devolle, Julia Spicer, Kate Rolison, LBWF Arts and Events Team, Liz Fenton, Liz Ray, Liza Vallance and Original Army, Mark Burton, Martin Adams, Mat Schmidt, Matt Mckenzie, Nic, Clayton, Alana and Elliott, Norman Saggers, Paul Tucker, Penny Fielding, Penny Rutterford, Sarah Field and Alice, Sue Kerry, Tracey Chandler and Ascham Homes, Valerie Grove, Vanessa Lenton, Vestry House Museum Staff, Voluntary Action Waltham Forest, William Morris Gallery Staff.
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