Art4u, a non profit organisation which began in 2009 has unveiled an ‘Arch of Happiness at the entrance to the Knap Lake and Gardens.
The organisation aims to engage with local people and share creativity in an open accessible way. The organisation organises a range of events and activities throughout the year including the annual Friendship Tree Festival and Kite festival, which both take place at the Knap.
The organisation is now inviting members of the public to take a walk under the ‘Arch of Happiness’, which is located on the entrance nearest the railway bridge.
The artwork will be in place until early New Year and was created by members of the local community who came together to help with its construction, bringing touches including willow weaving, happiness tags which help to make the entrance extra special.
Art4U hopes that the Arch will give visitors a smile and lift their spirits over the festive period while giving them an opportunity to reflect on the beauty and nurturing quality of nature.
Members of the public are invited to add to the entrance sharing their own messages of ‘Hope and Happiness’ as a gift for the community.