Changing Maidenhead locations to be captured in art competition

Changing Maidenhead locations to be captured in art competition

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Lucy Golding

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Changing Maidenhead locations to be captured in art competition

An artistic time capsule of three town centre locations due to change forever is being created through a public competition.

As part of Art on the Street, A Moment in Maidenhead will be held on Saturday, October 19, for artists of all ages and abilities.

Participants will have the opportunity to sketch one of three places which, due to Maidenhead Waterways and Crossrail projects in the pipeline, will not stay the same for long.

These are the Colonnade in High Street, the junction between Queen Street and High Street as well as the area near to Maidenhead Station where King Street and Queen Street meet.

"These locations won't resemble the same in a few years time," said co-director of Art on the Street Marie Leonard.

She added: "We want everyone to get involved and capture Maidenhead as it stands at the moment regardless of whether you are a Michaelangelo or if you've never done it before."

Competitors will have from 10am-3pm to create their masterpieces and can use any drawing tools as long as their pictures are drawn on paper.

The finished pieces will be judged later in the day and the work will be stored on a digital archive. 

All pictures will be returned to their owners.

The competition will be raising funds for Maidenhead charity Open Kitchen Foodshare, an organisation which provides food parcels for needy families and the homeless.

It costs £2 and a can of food to enter the competition.

Visit www.maidenheadartmarket.org to download an application form or you can pick one up from Bovilles Art Shop in High Street on the day.

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