Art lovers flock to prom

VIDEO ARTISTS and art lovers arrived in droves for Felixstowe's fourth annual Art on the Prom event.It is estimated more than 20,000 visitors swamped Felixstowe's promenade to see a string of artists' stalls, featuring a range of works, from paintings to ceramics.

ARTISTS and art lovers arrived in droves for Felixstowe's fourth annual Art on the Prom event.

It is estimated more than 20,000 visitors swamped Felixstowe's promenade to see a string of artists' stalls, featuring a range of works, from paintings to ceramics.

The Spa gardens was the backdrop for a series of 'have-a-go' adult and children's workshops catering for everything from hoola hooping to willow sculptures.

The event, which was spread along the pier to the northerly point of the promenade, also included performances from the Ipswich and Norwich Brass Band and Ipswich Caribbean Steel Drum Band.

Louise Waterhouse-Taylor, co-organiser of yesterday's event, said: “It has been an excellent day. We think there were about 20,000 people who came along to see it. It has been busy all day.

“There were both amateur and professional artists, and they were in all different groups. We tried to mix them up a bit so it wasn't all painters or all sculptors together.”

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Artists travelled from as far afield as London. And rather than selling a couple of £20 paintings, there can be some serious cash being spent.

Last year the event, which is the biggest of its kind in the county, attracted 15,000 visitors.

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