In pictures: Art on the Street returns to Maidenhead

In pictures: Art on the Street returns to Maidenhead

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Philip Dewey

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In pictures: Art on the Street returns to Maidenhead

Art-loving visitors made Maidenhead High Street picture perfect on Saturday.

Huge crowds flocked to the town centre for the latest Art on the Street event, with more than 100 artists setting up pitches.

Prints, landscapes, portraits, ceramics, photography and abstracts were all on sale.

Artist Belinda Dixon, from Stamford Road, displayed sketches of hidden Maidenhead locations and acrylics on canvas inspired by God, nature and colour, painted during services at River Church.

The 52-year-old said: "I love Art on the Street.

"It's really good for Maidenhead, livens up the town centre and you get to talk to the public and other artists."

Live music performed on a stage by the Boy and Boat statue from acts such as Sam Brett, Lisa Kenny, Helghyer, Tara Deane and the Simpson Bros kept event-goers entertained throughout the day.

There were also performances by pupils from Claires Court Schools on a stage in the High Street who sang and played instruments, as well as holding art workshops.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts also held lantern-making workshops in the Nicholsons Centre.

Exhibitor Emma Moxen has been coming to the event for a couple of years and was showcasing her Mix Felt heart-based on images of the human body, such as blood cells and bones.

The 42-year-old from Cookham Road said: "It's nice of the town to be supportive of the local art scene and the organisers do a brilliant job."

Art on the Street co-director Anne-Marie Leonard was delighted with the turnout.

"The amount of people who have come out to support the event is a testament to the artists," she said.

"I love seeing the community come together in a good way and we're really hopeful for the future."

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