About Place For Art
PACh is a Community Interest Company that negotiates with landlords to secure suitable spaces and maintain a register of artists and art groups with an interest in using those spaces. Landlords are generally expected to agree short term zero rent leases in return for their premises being well looked after and available for re-letting with the minimum of notice.
The wider purpose of the project is to promote the economic well being of Chester by making it a more attractive and interesting place to work in and to visit.
It’s been a long journey, severely hindered by the pandemic, but we remained optimistic and it paid off!
Despite everything, we managed to establish 2 Pop-Up galleries in 2020-2021 in the city centre that brightened the otherwise empty and dull empty shops and brought a lot of joy both the twelve Cheshire-based exhibiting artists as well as the public. The feedback was most encouraging, so when the shops acquired permanent tenants, we never stopped looking for other opportunities.
(4 Bridge street, Chester)
(47 Northgate street, Chester)