About Knighton Lane Artists Group
The Knighton Lane Artists group are a not for profit cooperative who provide affordable spaces for local artists in the Leicestershire area. Our main purpose is to provide a space for people of all levels and techniques of artistic merit. Among our studio and associate membership we can count painters, ceramicists, graphic designers, new media practitioners and sculptors among other disciplines. We hold open studio events and exhibit pieces in local spaces as often as we are able.
Aspirations of KLA
To Provide workshops for non members in various disciplines of art & sculpture.
Meet for presentations crits, open studios.
Support environmental & ecological awareness including recycling materials.
Further support to disability groups, inclusion of young and older people alike.
Promote the sale of works by members.
Knighton lane Artists was formed in 1982 by inspired professional artists
resident in Leicester with the help of an Arts Council studio conversion grant.
The Studio at 68a Knighton Lane is rented from the Leicester City Council
and has been funded by it's member since the beginning.
A period of creative work from artists, printers and sculptors,
some of whom founded the Leicester Print Workshop.
The studio layout is now on three floors following extensive internal and external
refurbishment work made possible by grants received from Leicester City Council
and Arts Council England.