‘ARTsenal’ was created by artists for artists in 2012 at the initiative of founding members Lourda Sheppard, an accomplished Irish artist and art teacher, and organizer Clare Richardson.
Its aim is to provide a friendly yet professional collective exhibition of art from an eclectic group of artists all based in Brussels. Artists are present throughout the exhibition and are more than happy to talk with visitors about their art, perhaps over a cup of coffee or tea. For art lovers, ARTsenal is an opportunity to meet the artists and gain an insight into their various sources of inspiration. And, if you fall in love with one of their works, prices are very affordable ranging from as little €50 to €2000. It is also possible to commission work from the artists should you love their style but not see exactly what you want. “The response from artists has been fantastic and we aim to curate an exhibition with lots of variety so that every visitor can find something that is to their taste,” says Clare. The exhibition also has a definite international flavour, featuring local Belgian artists alongside painters from many other countries who have made Belgium their home.