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Art fair to be held in Redcar

ARTISTS from around the region are heading to Redcar next month to showcase their work at an art fair.

The event is being hosted at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart in the council chamber on Saturday 1 October and Sunday 2 October.

Organised by local artist Philip Boville, the event will display artwork and artistic craftwork, glass and pottery from artists across the North East.

The fair is free to enter and will be open from 10.30am until 4pm.

There will be some stands exhibiting work for sale and other artists will be giving practical demonstrations of their work. Local businesses will also be in attendance, promoting what work they do, while mixing with the artists.

Members of the public who would like to have a go at drawing something of their own will be given the opportunity and artists will be there to give advice.

Philip Boville, who is from Marske, said: “It will be a lovely, friendly atmosphere, and a great opportunity to talk to artists about their work or even purchase that special gift.

“Redcar is a wonderful town. I believe an art fair such as this is a great opportunity to attract visitors, and for local businesses to get to know the creative community, so we can work together for the benefit of our area.

“If this art fair is a success the plan will be to form a group to establish this as an annual event.”

Councillor Carl Quartermain, cabinet member for jobs, skills and leisure at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said:

“I am delighted to welcome this event into the Civic Heart building, and I am keen to encourage more organisers to bring about all types of mediums to increase more art and culture events in our region.

“I hope it attracts plenty of art enthusiasts or anyone looking to do something different over a weekend.”

There will be free parking for visitors and exhibitors beneath and adjacent to the building, and Redcar Central Station is nearby.

For more information, please call Philip Boville on 07804 372022.

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