Open Arts

Published on: May 29, 2024

Thanks to an exciting new partnership with Garon Park CIC, Open Arts have a new venue opening in June.

We have 2 large rooms; one to run Open Arts courses and the other to be used as an art studio, for follow on placements on completion of a course or to join whilst on a waiting list.

We are planning various courses for arts and mental health and also ‘Open Space’ open to all, art for wellbeing sessions.

ROOM FOR HIRE : we also have a separate lard room-over 40m2 plus outside space –which is available for groups or individuals to hire. Introductory Price £20 per hour or £50 for up to 3 hours.  Please contact us if this is of interest to you.

There is plenty of free parking. Take the first road on the right as you come off the roundabout to Garon Park, we’re in the building on the right as you drive into the car park. It’s the old trinity football social club used to be, next door to Little Hero’s and behind Kids Kingdom. (visiting by appointment only)

Open Arts9 week art course for mental health and wellbeing, on Tuesdays 11am to 1pm, starting 11th June to 6th August.

At Open Arts, Garon Park Community Centre, Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea SS2 4FA

£10/ £5 concession per week (if this is difficult please speak to us about paying what you can) If you have a care coordinator they may be able to apply for a personal budget or carers budget on your behalf

To sign up or refer call Jo 07580 982 462 or email


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