Cambridge artists unite to support new Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Some of the heart designs that will be on display

Some of the heart designs that will be on display - Credit: Archant

Around 300 members of Cambridge Open Studios are pulling together to make “every moment count” in aid of the new Arthur Rank Hospice.

Participating artists will create their own interpretations of a heart in their chosen medium in support of the “Love your new hospice appeal” – which still needs to raise just over £2m.

With a huge range of specialisms including fine art, photography, pottery, glass making, sculpture, illustration, textiles, jewellery, furniture making and more, there’s enormous choice available say organisers.

The new hospice will replace the current Mill Road site, providing more spacious and better equipped facilities for the palliative care of adults in Cambridgeshire.

The cost of the new hospice is £10.5 million. So far, £8.158 million has been raised and it is hoped that the money raised by the Cambridge Open Studios artists will help close the gap.

Cambridge Open Studios 2016 will be open to the public from July 9 to 10, 16 to 17 and 23 to 24.

Members of public are invited to meet artists in their own studios, discover their techniques and inspirations, and see their unique work up close and personal – all for free.