Theater by the Lake is holding a blind art sale for anonymous artists

Theater by the Lake, Cumbria’s only regional production theatre, is preparing to reopen its doors this autumn after nineteen months of closure due to the impact of the pandemic.

To mark the occasion, the team is once again hosting ANON, their popular anonymous art fundraiser where artists and celebrities are invited to create CD-sized works of art which will then be put on display. on sale to the public later this year.

The twist is that none of the artwork is signed on the front, so people are buying blind for a fixed price of £50.

The theater team hopes to confirm big names from the world of art and entertainment over the next few weeks, however, they are looking for more artists to participate and support during the launch of ANON3.

In 1998 Chris Wadsworth, then owner of Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth and leading exponent of Percy Kelly, organized an anonymous art exhibition, ANON, as a fundraiser for what was to become the Theater by the Lake.

In 2009, ANON2 then raised over £15,000 for the theatre’s 10th anniversary fund.

Today, 12 years later, the theater is preparing to reopen its doors to live performances.

Once again, they are asking for help from artists and actors to support us in launching ANON3.

Anyone interested in participating is asked to email [email protected] by Friday September 10th.

Entrants will receive two art cards that they can use to produce two works of art using any medium or style.

Laura J. Boyer