Community led group Dalston Arts brings together the local art community this December once again.  The final event of the year celebrating Dalston’s unique 150-year association with the arts.

On 1 and 2 December, Dalston Arts Winter Weekend promotes open access to various art locations in Dalston. Local galleries, exhibitions, art studios, a seasonal craft fair and the launch of an art and craft club will all be taking part.

From well-known studios like the Print Club to the recently opened Hempstead May Gallery on Dalston Lane, Dalston Arts has united some of the area’s most exciting art spaces in one big celebration.

Co-organiser Hedy Parry-Davies says: “The Winter Weekend is all about promoting Dalston’s amazing art scene. As residents of Dalston for over 30 years we have seen a lot change but it’s important to us to share with everyone how rich and diverse the arts culture still is today, especially to newer residents. We are so excited that so many artists and galleries are taking part, a great way to kick off the winter season!”

Dalston Arts was created at the beginning of the year to celebrate this commemorative year. The initiative plans to continue promoting local artists and Dalston as a hub for all things art. You can find more information about the Winter Weekend on Facebook.