Thursday 27th May brought with it two new creative businesses led by local artists to Wagga Wagga’s CBD. An initiative of Eastern Riverina Arts, RENEW WAGGA is breathing new life into empty shopfronts in Wagga Wagga and providing exciting opportunities for local artists. Maggie Deall’s The Little Yellow House Gallery & Studio and joint venture between photographers James Farley and Patrick Ronald’s F.Stop Workshop are both located on Tompson Street and are the first two creative businesses to take part in the initiative.
RENEW WAGGA is not just about finding a retail, office or studio space. Eastern Riverina Arts has also been providing business advice and support to artists throughout the project as they come up with creative ways to activate the CBD and grow their own businesses.