Theater by the Lake, Cumbria’s only regional production theater, is preparing to reopen this fall after nineteen months of closure due to the impact of the pandemic.
To mark the occasion, the team is once again hosting ANON, their popular anonymous art fundraiser where artists and celebrities are invited to create works of art in CD format which will then go on sale to the public. late this year.
The twist is that none of the artwork is signed on the front, so people are buying blind for a fixed price of £ 50.
The theater team hope to confirm big names in the art and entertainment world in the coming weeks, however, they are looking for more artists to participate and support during the launch of ANON3.
In 1998 Chris Wadsworth, then owner of the Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth and principal representative of Percy Kelly, organized an anonymous art exhibition, ANON, as a fundraiser for what would become Theater by the Lake.
In 2009, ANON2 followed up by raising over £ 15,000 for the theater’s 10th anniversary fund.
Today, 12 years later, the theater is about to reopen its doors to live performances.
Once again, they are asking for help from artists and actors to support us in launching ANON3.
Anyone interested in participating is kindly requested to email [email protected] by Friday September 10th.
Entrants will receive two artwork cards that they can use to produce two artwork using any medium or style.