Celebrating art on the prom at Felixstowe

Verena Daniels

Verena Daniels

This year’s Art on the Prom event on Felixstowe seafront was one of the busiest ever as thousands came to see what was on show – and even try their hand at painting themselves.

This year was the 13th Art on the Prom – and about 20,000 visitors are estimated to have visited the event during the middle of yesterday.

There were around 100 artist including visual artists – showing paintings, sculptures, ceramics and textile work – as well as musicians and other street entertainers performing for the visitors.

There were also food stalls and have-a-go workshops that gave both adults and children the opportunity to try their own skills.

The event has grown over the years and is now a highlight of Felixstowe’s summer season.

The celebration of art is supported by local authorities and businesses – and gives the resort a welcome boost towards the end of the traditional summer season as many youngsters prepare to go back to school.

It also gives local artists, both professional and amateur, the chance to show and sell their work in a very attractive setting.

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Local schools are encouraged to get involved with Art on the Prom, with youngsters being given their first opportunity to show off their own masterpieces.

Organiser Stephen Wyatt said: “This was as good as ever. We got some very good feedback and artists came from all over East Anglia – and wider afield.”