The Arch Cafe
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
15 Mark Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JA
The Arch Cafe

Part of the Love Arts Festival, the exhibition aims to raise the profile of mental health issues in Leeds and inspire the use of creative outlets. The exhibition’s title, It’s OK not to be Perky”, reminds us it’s ok not to be ok and that we can share these feelings.

The Arch Café in Leeds City Centre makes a wonderful stage for the exhibition, set in a grade 2 listed building serving great coffee, Yorkshire tea, lunches, breakfasts and home baked cakes. Run as a social enterprise to raise money for Age UK Leeds, all proceeds from the café go to making a difference to the lives of older people within the Leeds area.

Lisa Burnett, Fundraising Director at The Arch Café says, “We’re delighted to display The Perky Painter’s artwork as part of the Love Arts Festival. The lovely bright colours make us smile every time we walk past them!”

All artwork is for sale with 25% of all sales donated to Age UK Leeds.

See “It’s OK not to be Perky” throughout October at The Arch Café, 15 Mark Lane, LS2 8JA (next to the St John’s centre) Open 8:30-3pm midweek (10am-4pm Saturdays)

About the artist

The Perky Painter is the passion and heart of indie artist Helen Gibson. Helen creates bright, spirited artwork, inspired by looking and seeing beyond the norm into a world of colour, texture and personality. Known for her happy art, The Perky Painter can be seen regularly brightening up the streets of Leeds as part of the well-established Artsmix Artisan Market on Albion Place every Saturday throughout November and December.

Find out more at and follow her @ThePerkyPainter on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter