7th-10th November: see website for details.
Returning for its 17th year, The Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show is the art sale that makes a difference by raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
More people are being cured or surviving cancer longer, but they still need support at every step of their journey. Though the survival trend is encouraging, there is growing evidence that many cancer patients do not return to full health after gruelling treatments. And the emotional and practical impact of cancer can have lasting effects, seriously impacting on people’s minds and finances. The annual Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show helps Macmillan to raise vital funds and to help ensure that no one faces cancer alone.
This year the show has an an exciting new venue, the Apex Hotel on Waterloo Place, in the centre of Edinburgh. It is also running at a new time of year (7-10 November). The sale showcases a broad range of original paintings, photos, drawings & prints to suit visitors’ budgets. Artists kindly donate a minimum of 50% of their sales to the charity.
The featured artist this year is Maria Cid-Castilla with the image ‘West Highland Sky’. Maria is a regular and popular exhibitor at the art show. The committee are really excited to be featuring her work this year. The show is run by a dedicated group of volunteers with support from Macmillan Cancer Support. Pat Young, a founding member of the committee says “It has given me great pleasure to have been involved with Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show since its inception. Combining my love of art with the opportunity to raise vital funds for this charity has been very rewarding and I look forward to our event with continued enthusiasm.”
Waterloo Place EH1 3BG
Image: Maria Cid-Castilla, West Highland Sky, oils