A community gallery which opened in Ellesmere Port earlier this year after months of building work and refurbishment has been nominated for a Your Champions award.
The Paperboat Gallery on Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, opened its doors to the public in May and has been put forward in the Team of the Year category.
Sonja Moss-Dolega, the executive director of the gallery, said: “It took months of hard work by many people and we are all very proud of how the gallery has come together.
“Our aim is to inspire and nurture creativity in Ellesmere Port and the surrounding area and we have made an excellent start.
“Everyone who sees the gallery is stunned by how it looks and by the exquisite art work we are exhibiting here.”
The building was gutted and rebuilt by Access to Work, a team of community project builders and trainees.
The transformation was completed by German company RaumCult who drove through the night from Munich with a van full of hand-crafted furniture and fittings they had manufactured over several weeks in their workshop.
The gallery team, made up of volunteers, was on hand to help visitors make their own paper boat in the workshop area.
The Paperboat Gallery runs art workshops and courses at the gallery and also takes its work out into the wider community.
To make enquiries and book your place on any of the workshops and courses contact Sonja on 07533809839 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can phone the gallery on 0151 378 1794 or just pop into the gallery during opening hours, Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4.30pm.