Leicester’s own Cank Street Gallery today opened its first Open Art Exhibition; containing work from myself, Abby Smith (another blogger here), and Kieran Walsh (who works with us at Soft Touch). The exhibit is expecting to take in visitors from around the world, because of the recent opening of the nearby Richard III Visitor Centre. On top of that, there is a grand prize of £500 to go to an overall winner; so this is a great opportunity for budding artists like myself and Abby. The exhibition closes on the 25th of October 2014, just under 3 weeks away. Cank Street Gallery can be found opposite Paper Tiger, in the City Centre. The street itself is parallel to Silver Street, so you can cut through Silver Arcade to get there. If you’d rather not visit the gallery in person, or don’t have the time, the first link above will take you to all of the artworks being exhibited at the Open: If you like anything you see then you can also make purchases on the site. Do check it out – the more recognition, the better for us.