10:16AM, Monday 08 October 2012
Pitches for Art on the Street sold like hot cakes on Saturday.
Queues began early for 84 places at the popular outdoor exhibition.
All the spots were nabbed in 41 minutes, four minutes quicker than they sold out in May, and there is a waiting list with organisers hoping to be able to provide space for everyone.
The exhibition in the town centre on December 1 gives emerging artists the chance to show off their work commission free.
The first Art on the Street was in December 2009 and since then it has gone from strength to strength and is held in May and December each year.
Co-directors Marie-Anne Leonard and Harriet Brittaine looked out on a quiet High Street one miserable day, got the 'hump' and decided to do something about it.
As well as giving artists a showcase, the exhibition brings life to the town centre.
Marie-Anne, who promises a few surprises this year, was delighted when she arrived at Bovilles Art Shop in the High Street and saw the long queues of people waiting to sign up.
She said: "Maidenhead has really embraced Art on the Street and I am so proud."
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