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.

Arts: Stockport Frogs Hopping Your Way This Summer 2021

We’ve been working on something “ribbiting”! 🐸 We were thrilled to be asked by SMBC and One Stockport to collaborate on the Gigantic Leap Forward project, designing and painting 17 Stockport Frogs to go in local neighbourhoods around… Read More

ART EXHIBITION: We Are Mini Dreamers Exhibition

We Are Mini Dreamers Exhibition, Merseyway Stockport Thanks to a fantastic response we received over 40 pieces for the exhibition! You can visit the fantastic contributions in the mini We Are Dreamers exhibition in The Doll’s House Art… Read More

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBITION: Arts for Wellbeing Programme Retrospective

The Story of Creative Challenge, an Arts for Wellbeing Programme Welcome to a retrospective exhibition of Arc’s Arts for Wellbeing programme ‘Creative Challenge‘. To find out more about a mental health arts for wellbeing programme for adults, please… Read More

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2021

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 Clubs If… Read More

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