Bailieborough Creative Hub Presents a ‘Summer Showcase’ 2022

Our ‘Summer Showcase was officially opened by John Paul Feeley, Cathaoirleach of Cavan at 1.30pm Sunday 24th July as part of the Bailieborough Midsummer Festival Family Fun Day. Daire O’Reilly Harper Lane Studios Cavan of entertained us with smooth saxophone sounds to get the event off to a summery start.

Our call out for artists to exhibit in our first ‘Summer Showcase’ at the Bailieborough Mid Summer Festival & Town Events. has been fantastic. We had more than 30 talented artists from all over Ireland apply with a wide range of styles. We whittled down the applications to ensure we had a balance of both local artists and the rest of Ireland plus a selection of professionals and those taking their first tentative steps in to the art world.  We hope all the artists will benefit from increased exposure and for the public to experience rich arts offerings. Bailieborough Creative Hub is delighted and proud to be supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The funding has enabled us to curate the exhibition, provide a free ‘Creation Station’ for the festival with creative activities for all ages and a free mini ‘Summer School’ for adults and children to try out different art techniques such as pottery, acrylic painting, textile art with further workshops over the coming weeks. Connecting through art and creative experiences helps people unleash their imagination and participating actively as well as passively in cultural activities is great for well-being too.

Bailieborough Creative Hub is a voluntary community arts group where we encourage everyone to get  creative whatever their level, experience or genre is. With support from Cavan County Council and Cavan Arts we have been offering opportunities for the public to access the arts and arts events since 2019. We created Poetry Town, A Halloween show, art in shop windows, craft markets, a Cruinniu na nOg children’s art programme, and have celebrated local artists in exhibitions for Culture Nights and Heritage weeks and much more check out our Facebook for images of all these events.

 

We hope that our ‘Summer Showcase’ & Mini Summer School will become an annual arts event for Bailieborough.

‘Under Cavan Skies’

Under Cavan Skies

Since February 2020 being a very different and challenging year, we have changed how we develop as a group while still following the appropriate pandemic advice. Hubsters have continued to be inspired by each other and the local area. Our exhibition ‘Under Cavan Skies’ is a selection of work created through the lockdowns. Our wildly diverse talented Hubsters throughout the darkness of the last year flourished and found a beacon of light through their creativity. 

View the exhibition at Bailieborough Library, Co Cavan throughout November, pick up our FREE accompanying book and postcards.

Think it! Create it! Share it!

 

There is poetry in all things…..

‘In times of uncertainty we turn to art for two reasons: guidance and solace. This book (Time) offers both, to any degree you want to accept. It will guide you to greater depths of undersatnding, while giving solace in the challenges being faced. There is poetry in all things’ Brooke Shaden – Conceptual fine art photographer

‘Time’ is a collaboration of evocative poetry  by Fidel Hogan Walsh and stunning conceptual photography by Julie Corcoran.

The book launches for Culture Night 2020 on the 18th September. The book is available to purchase in several shops in Cavan, Monaghan and Dublin or on-line using this link BUY NOW

 

St Patrick’s Day Bailieborough 2020

We would like to wish everyone a happy St Patrick’s Day. Due to the Corona Virus the Bailieborough parade has been cancelled but we will be back next year.

We do however have lots of other projects in the planning so watch this space. New members are always welcome check out our social media for updates and information on dates, times and venues.

Christmas Fairs

Christmas Art & Craft Fairs

Bailieborough Creative Hub presents Christmas Fairs 2019 in Bailieborough Courthouse.
There will be 7 fairs on the following dates:

Sunday 3rd November – 12pm to 5pm
Sunday 10th November – 12pm to 5pm
Sunday 17th November – 12pm to 5pm
Sunday 24th November – 12pm to 5pm
Saturday 30th November – 2pm to 8pm (Santa arriving in town & Christmas lights switch on)
Sunday 7th December – 12pm to 5pm
Sunday 14th December – 12pm to 5pm

Contemporary and handcrafted gifts, arts, crafts, cards, artisan bakes and more. To book a table or for enquires, please email us at bailieboroughcreativehub@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/392007935080958/