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GO WILD FOR ART IN LANCASTER

6th December 2018

The Friends of Lancaster City Museum are planning an Art Safari and are appealing to city centre venues who would like to join in. 
 
The self-guided walk, which would be in printed map form, would coincide with the opening of Lancaster & District Art Society's annual exhibition at Lancaster City Museum in April and would encourage people to explore the artwork on display within a variety of exhibitions spaces, including galleries and shops, in the city.  
 
Following on from the success of similar self-guided tours, like the "Real Ale and Tipple Trail", the guide will encourage people to embark upon a circular route around the city, stopping off at a variety of locations (including shops, cafes and pubs and museums) to admire the artwork on display.  
 
To celebrate the launch of the Art Safari, the Friends hope to arrange a launch weekend where participating venues may wish to host events such as artist talks and workshops to encourage visitors and to celebrate the vibrant creative scene in the city.  
Expressions of interest are invited from local businesses, selling or displaying art, to be featured on the printed map, including contact details and a brief description.
 
It is anticipated that in the first instance, a print run of 5,000 leaflets will be arranged for distribution around the participating venues and also in key tourist destinations around the city. 
 
The guide will be free all year round to users who will be encouraged to share their Art Safari experiences on social media.
 
Friends of Lancaster City Museum are working with Lancaster BID on this project. Anyone interested in being featured should contact marketing@lancasterbid.org 



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