Patrick Studios, St.Mary’s Lane | Leeds LS9 7EH
Phone: 0113 248 0040
Though East Street Arts is less of a single location and more of a city wide organisation; its headquarters – along with over 30 studio spaces, resource areas and a double height project space – can be found in Patrick Studios on the outskirts of the Leeds centre. This space is a creative hub for many of the emerging artists in Leeds, from fresh faced students to seasoned practitioners.
As an organisation, East Street Arts has made itself a force to be reckoned with since its humble beginnings in 1993. With a mission statement to bring art into less traditional spaces, the organisation showcases work from its wide roster of members in locations across the city.
Whether those locations are disused night clubs, Grade-A offices or old public buildings, East Street Arts have played, and continue to play, an integral role in the Leeds art scene. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick coffee and an exploration of resident artists’ works, or you want to become a member yourself, hitting up East Street Arts is one of the best ways to get involved in the local visual arts. [Edy Hurst]