ART & BUSINESS SHOWCASE
Hundreds of visitors are set to descend on Longridge this summer for what has become a huge event for the town
Planning for Create Longridge 2019 has started to ramp up as the event draws closer. The art competition, to be held this year on Saturday 13th July, has quickly become a fixture on the town’s calendar and this year promises to be no different. Attracting artists from all over the country, visitors will be able to see brand new original artwork created on one day within a three mile radius of Longridge town centre.
“Create Longridge provides an opportunity for the community to showcase its businesses to the hundreds of visitors who come to watch the artists. It’s a terrific way for businesses in Longridge to attract new customers and re-connect with those who may not have been for a while,” said John Swift of Swifts Hardware on Berry Lane. “Last year we had hundreds of visitors in the town. After the event we were delighted to hear from some business owners that record profits had been achieved on the day.”
Many businesses choose to be associated with the event through corporate sponsorship and benefit directly from the publicity generated. One such business is Raymond James Investment Services who will once again be first prize sponsors. Founder and Branch Principal Wayne Hayhurst explained: “With our business being based in the heart of Longridge we are honoured to be sponsoring, for the second year, such an amazing event. There was a fabulous atmosphere in the town last year when 70 artists brought their expertise and creativity to Longridge. Everyone we spoke to was so enthusiastic. Raymond James provides bespoke financial planning and investment advice and management to its clients and the fit with an event of this quality is very appropriate.”
Sponsorship of both second and third prizes are still available, with the sponsors keeping the paintings awarded those prizes as part of the sponsorship package. Business sponsorship of a general nature is also available for £50 with the sponsors receiving substantial marketing exposure in return. “Sponsorship revenue helps us promote the event to the widest possible audience,” added John. “We are looking forward to the town’s businesses once again supporting Create Longridge and in turn benefitting from the increased footfall it brings.”
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor you can contact the Create team on: firstname.lastname@example.org