Art on the Street returns this weekend

Art on the Street returns this weekend

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Paul Miles

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Art on the Street returns this weekend

A vibrant mix of creativity and colour will descend on the town centre tomorrow as Art on the Street returns.

Now in its tenth year, the popular outdoor event will see 130 artists from across the country line Maidenhead High Street and display their work.

Other attractions are set to include two stages of live music, a ceramic's workshop in the Nicholsons Centre, and plenty of street food.

Co-director of Art on the Street, Marie Leonard, one of about 200 people who have helped organise the event, said: "I am hoping it will be brilliant, the artists are fantastic so that is 90 per cent of the job done.

"We have got artists coming from all over the country so we are getting a bit of a reputation on the art scene that artists should really try it once."

Other attractions at the free event will see the return of the BMW ArtCar where ambitious artists can doodle their designs.

There will also be three workshops taking place in the High Street including the chance to decorate a creature from the deep, courtesy of Norden Farm, and an opportunity to get creative with Claires Court Arts Award students.

This year, Art on the Street will be helping raising money for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service which is aiming to raise £5m to build a children's hospice in Woodlands Park.

It will have its own workshop opposite Superdrug where people will be able to donate to the charity.

The list of performers taking to the stage will include Busker Rhymes, Irregular Folk and Connor Lee.

"It is just a really fun event for everybody," added Marie.

"You can stay for hours."

Art on the Street takes place from 10am-5pm.

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