Public Artworks

Call out for artists to step forward for new Alloa Town Centre mural

Alloa First, in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council, are looking for artists to submit design work for a new Public Art project.

The gable end wall and adjacent low wall are situated in the lane between Drysdale Street and the King Street carpark, next to one of the most prominent locations in the town as a main walkway for pedestrians going in and out of the town.

The design concept should incorporate some relevance to the Alloa area, and should fit with our theme of ‘Alloa: People and Place’.

The project will be funded by a Public Art budget which the Council has raised from developers in the area in recent years.

Initial designs, written concepts and application forms should be submitted to Clackmannanshire Council/Alloa First by 9 am on Monday 31st January 2022. The application form also asks for the artist’s quotation to carry out the project and this fee should cover all preparation, materials, equipment and insurance as required.  Applications and designs can be handed into the Alloa First office at 49 High Street, Alloa or emailed to diane@alloafirst.co.uk  Artists must either work or live in Clackmannanshire, or have prominent links to the area.

Welcome to Alloa

Often underrated, the historic town of Alloa boasts an exciting collection of unique independent specialist shops as well as high street names.

With plenty of places to eat and drink as well as cultural and leisure amenities and surrounded by the scenic Ochil Hills, you’ll be surprised at how much our town has to offer. To make visiting the town centre even more convenient, all our car parks are FREE. So why would you go anywhere else?

Business Spotlight - The Wee Gallery

Exhibiting the work of artists and crafters living in Clackmannanshire.

The majority of items on sale in the gallery are originals crafted by our exhibitors. Lynne of the Crochet Hen staffs the gallery alongside derenz, who is the artist in residence in the gallery-studio. Lynne and Sue of Sunshine Designs are textile artists and have created cards anyone would be glad to receive. There are pictures in a variety of media from Alloa townscapes to chickens to portraits, (by CKerr, Bobby Rennie and derenz) and some crazy abstracts on notebooks and pencil cases by Monika Alff. And for those who love the unexpected there are some splendid creations by the Crochet Hen, featuring crochet animals as well as a range of winter fashion such as gloves, scarves and hats.

Private viewings can by agreement be arranged for customers unable to attend the gallery’s limited opening times (Text: 07762 433682)

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Love Local Winter Edition 2021

The new 2021 winter edition of Love Local is now available to read online and will be coming through your letterbox soon. It features tasty recipes, editorials, local festivities and more. Read it at the following LINK

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