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Cross Street Arts is a group of professional artists based in Standish, North Wigan.

Set up as a charitable organisation in 2004 as OK Studios, Cross St Arts aims to provide, where possible, access to studio spaces and exhibition opportunities for professional artists and to create greater access to the visual arts and encourage learning and appreciation of these in the public arena.

In addition to the eleven artists who have studio spaces, Cross Street Arts also offers membership to selected artists who wish to be part of an artists' network but have no need for a studio space.

On this website you can find out about and view the artworks of all the artists who are members of Cross St Arts as well as the latest events at the studios.

The studio group hold an annual Open Studio event when the public are invited to view the artists' workspaces. All members are invited to exhibit at this event.

Cross St Arts has established links with local schools and provides tours of the studios and workshops for students.

Cross St Arts artists have recently commenced an innovative programme of art exhibitions in temporary gallery spaces. Cross St Arts aim to develop the exhibitions programme to include collaborations with community based groups, regional and nationally based artists groups, museums and galleries and to offer experience in curatorial practice and project management to its members.

Contact us


Cross Street Arts
114-116 The Standish Centre
Cross Street
Standish, Wigan

Telephone: 01257 424 804

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Where we are


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How to find us

Leave the M6 at junction 27 and get onto the A5209 to Standish. At the traffic lights in Standish, turn right onto the A49 to Wigan.

Take the first left turn into Cross treet. The Standish Centre is on your left, with parking to the front and rear of the building.

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Exhibit with us

We are always keen on supporting artists outside of the Cross Street collective. If you would like to exhibit in our gallery space please fill in our exhibition proposal document and send it to us. All applications will be assessed at a monthly selection meeting by members of CSA and you will be contacted within the following 10 days.
Click here to download the form.

Join us

Cross Street Arts consists of studio based artists and associate member artists.

Associate members pay 6 per month and are invited to regular meetings at the studio base in Standish, where they can keep in touch with current news and events.

All members are invited to exhibit their work at the annual open studios, join in with collaborative projects and exhibitions and propose ideas for future events.

If you're interested in becoming an associate member and would like to visit Cross Street Arts Studios please give the studios a ring to arrange a visit.

Tel:01257 424 804

Registered Charity number: 1103751 Company Limited by Guarantee Company number: 4794320
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