Popular Art on the Street event returns to town centre on Saturday

Emma Billingham

Emma Billingham

Popular Art on the Street event returns to town centre on Saturday

The chance to try out new art skills as well as pick up a piece of artwork by a range of artists is coming to the High Street on Saturday.

Art on the Street is returning to the town centre with more than 100 artists displaying and selling their original artwork, prints and photographs.

There will also be demonstrations in different mediums, including silk painting and digital arts.

Live music will be performed throughout the day, alongside workshops run by Norden Farm Centre for the Arts.

Art on the Street is an event organised by members of the community that runs twice a year to provide opportunities for artists to showcase their work.

The day begins at 10am, when visitors can start to explore the stalls that will fill up the High Street.

Live music begins at 11am, with the first of 10 performers providing a soundtrack to the event.

Free art demonstrations are being held outside Costa Coffee from noon giving children and adults the chance to try out a new skill or learn more about an artist.

Those giving the demonstrations are artists from the town and will have their own works to sell.

The event ends at 5pm.

Marie-Anne Leonard, one of the Art on the Street organisers, said: “A really important part of what we do is to bring people together and give them the chance to learn about other artists.

“We have had a lot of collaborations come out of Art on the Street.

“Everyone always takes something different away from Art on the Street and that’s really special. We also have street food on offer that works well on the High Street, and workshops for all the family.

“The High Street will be really busy this weekend.”

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts will be occupying a unit in the Nicholsons Centre where children can help to decorate the Norden Farm flamingo that will be part of the annual summer beach at the arts centre in Altwood Road, as well glitter workshops.

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