Gallery: Art on the Prom, Felixstowe

Crowds view art on the seafront in Felixstowe for the annual Art of the Proms event on Sunday, 7 Sep

Crowds view art on the seafront in Felixstowe for the annual Art of the Proms event on Sunday, 7 September. - Credit: Su Anderson

Organisers of an art festival which attracted more than 20,000 visitors to the Suffolk coast have said the event was “as good as it has ever been”.

Artists from across East Anglia and beyond exhibited their work at the Art on the Prom event in Felixstowe yesterday. Stephen Wyatt, of the organising committee, said the Prom was “absolutely packed all day”.

“The aim of the event is to promote art, give artists a chance to sell their work and to encourage visitors to consider the work on show,” he added. “It also brings people to the town, promotes economic well being and supports the businesses.

“We’ve been very pleased with this year’s event, it’s as good as it has ever been and we are very grateful for the visitors and sponsors who helped make it a success.”

Around 110 artists, including photographers, sculptors and glass-blowers took part in the exhibition, which also featured workshops for visitors and from live bands, cheerleaders and a stilt-walker dressed as a tea lady.