About CAN

About Cheshire Artists Network

CAN is a legally constituted, not-for-profit, artist led organisation currently with thirty-five selected, professional members. The organisation has been in existence for over twenty years and has a diverse range of visual artists. We aim to develop good practice, make high quality work and exhibit three or four times a year. We have
ceramicists, jewellers, painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors and textile artists.

We endeavour to engage with the community, providing individuals and groups with an opportunity to access and enjoy their own creativity, as well as increased access to view and enjoy our members work.

Members and Committee

The organisation is run by a committee of ten volunteers from the membership who meet regularly to plan projects, select new members and disseminate information to the wider group.

Members are selected on the basis that they are professional, contemporary, visual artists living or working in Cheshire, with a track record of quality practice in the visual arts.

CAN Membership

There is a joining fee of £35, then a subscription fee of £35 per year which is due at the time of the AGM. Honorary members do not pay either of these charges. Any member can apply to sit on the committee.

CAN members are entitled to exhibit in all exhibitions organised by us or choose which they would like to participate in. Projects are often within Cheshire, but are also outside of the county, sometimes sharing space with artists from different counties and countries.


A major exhibition in partnership with the National Waterways Museum will open at Easter weekend 2024 to coincide with the Easter Boat Gathering. The exhibition in the Island Warehouse runs from Friday 22.3.24 to Monday 27.5.24.

Waterways: A visual response to the National Waterways Museum by Cheshire Artists Network.

An exhibition of work made by artists from Cheshire, in response to the artifacts, buildings and landscapes within the environs of the Museum.

The National Waterways Museum, Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 4FW.

Hill Farm Gallery, Mill Lane, Moston Green, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 3PS
Sat 20th April to Sat 15th June.
To coincide with the Open Garden Scheme.

Sat 25th May – Saturday 13th July
Foxlowe Arts Centre, Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6AD

6 Aug to 16 Sept
Gallery 2, Castle Park Arts Centre, Fountains Lane, Frodsham, WA6 6SE