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.

Exhibition: Stockport Together Again

Stockport Together Again Connecting Through Creativity Stockport Together Again is an exhibition commissioned by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council to celebrate the power of creativity to heal and support our mental health. In 2021 after the devastating mental and… Read More

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2021

Looking for things to do in Stockport with the kids? In-person Art Clubs back! Read the latest Coronavirus guidelines for Arc Centre here. Arc Saturday Art Clubs All ages are welcome on the last Saturday of every month… Read More

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 UPDATE: This exhibition will be visitable at #StockportTogetherAgain in the Upper Gallery of Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery from September 25th – November 14th 2021. Thanks to a fantastic response we… 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

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