By Khaula Siddique

I recently exhibited my artwork at the Arts on the Credit Annual Fine Art Show, and I highly recommend any aspiring artists to take a membership with the organization! They have been mentoring/supporting artists,  and organizing shows and workshops for over ten years and are dedicated to advocating for local artists. It is a great way to get started in an art career as you will find plenty of support and advice as well as different opportunities to exhibit your art and take workshops.

They have two fine art shows annually, one in April and the other in November as well as an art tour, the Arts Drive, in September and it is a great way to start putting yourself out to an audience as an artist. You can check out their website here: Arts on the Credit.

The show I just participated in was this past weekend, and I want to say thank you to everyone who took the time to come and visit the show. I happily said goodbye to some of my art as I sent it off to new homes and made some new friends as well, you never know who you will end up meeting and there is never a dull moment in the three days the show takes place! They have a Gala Opening Night, very fancy and by invite only! Let me know if you want to come next time, I will send you an invite! There are talented local musicians to entertain while you browse all the beautiful art and lots of great food as well (you know how I feel about food!).

I get a lot of questions from emerging artists and if you are interested in pursuing a career in art it really helps to join some worthwhile organizations for support, learning and opportunities, Arts on the Credit is one of those organizations! They have a contact form as well as an email you can write to if you are interested in membership.

Just going to leave some moments captured from the show here… They have a show in November, hope to see you there!


About the Author

Khaula Siddique, artist at Khaula’s Art, has written for Dawn Pakistan and now paints stories on large walls. She loves bringing art to the community and achieves this through interactive art activities and public art projects. When she is not painting, she is over-indulging her large eccentric orange tabby who part-times as her critic and her muse. You can find her art shenanigans on her website, Khaula