Exhibitions and Events

We organise a varied programme of public events and exhibitions at the Arc Centre throughout every year. Please visit our Social Media channels to see our archives of images of past events of art in Stockport, alternatively, register to a mailing list to receive up-to-date information about our programme of exhibitions and events. Explore the website for more information about each area of our work. We are based in Hat Works building in Stockport town centre. We are currently closed daily but have events coming up. Please visit this page to find out more before you visit.

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2020

Looking for things to do in Stockport with the kids? *Please note: in-person Art Clubs are suspended until further notice and the centre is closed to drop-in visitors.* Read our latest Coronavirus update here. Arc Saturday Art Club –… Read More

CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBITION: First Virtual Exhibition of Arts for Wellbeing

Virtual Exhibition of Arts for Wellbeing Participants Welcome to our virtual exhibition of Arts for Wellbeing by participants in the very first group on ‘Creative Challenge‘! Creative Challenge is a self-development programme for people experiencing mental ill-health that… Read More

Halloween Spooktacular Art Club Online: Ghosts in the Machine!

Halloween online – looking for creative and interactive things for the kids to do (and you too!)? Join us for spooky virtual creative fun for Halloween online!  Download the printable A4 PDF line-up here – all available after… Read More

VIRTUAL TOUR: A Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers the Art Exhibition

A Museum of Journeys Virtual Tour of the Art Exhibition We felt the need for a A Museum of Journeys virtual tour of art the exhibition because the installation is currently locked inside the Gallery Cafe at Arc… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: A Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers

A Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers February 29th – April 17th **See opinion poll information at the bottom of this page. Please note that this exhibition and the Gallery Cafe are currently unable to accept… Read More

Arc Centre is closed to visitors

Due to the pandemic restrictions, Arc will be closed at the Hat Works until further notice. This is not a permanent closure, we will reopen once government advice allows us to. Any changes to opening will be announced… Read More

#ShakespeareWeek2020 FREE Stockport Library Art Workshops

#ShakespeareWeek2020 Explore Shakespeare’s works through a technique called ‘black-out poetry’ which brings creative writing and art making together, using pages from his play ‘The Tempest’. Come along and read the selected pages, pull out words that appeal to… Read More

PAST GALLERY EXHIBITION: It takes a village… Mum’s Exhibition

It takes a village… art exhibition by mums in Stockport Launch Jan 25th 2020 11:00-15:30 An exhibition of artwork by Arc’s ‘Just For Mums’ group: support through motherhood. Featuring artwork by a group of women who have come… Read More

Makers at the Mill 2019: Handmade in Stockport

The perfect opportunity to buy handmade in Stockport this Christmas, all under one roof! We are very excited to announce a new event for handmade in Stockport. Makers at the Mill will bring together a varied collection of… Read More

PAST GALLERY EXHIBITION: Pottery Pioneers

A pottery for wellbeing exhibition in Stockport – June 29th – 16:00 on September 28th 2019 (closed during August) The Pottery Pioneers project was designed by Arc to explore the impact of ceramics on the wellbeing of vulnerable people… Read More