Art on the Prom Set to Attract over 20,000 Visitors to Felixstowe Promenade
One of the region’s calendar highlights, Art on the Prom, is returning to Felixstowe’s historic promenade on Sunday 4th September, 10am-4:30pm. Now in its 13th year, the free event is expected to draw over 20,000 visitors, offering the public the chance to view and purchase artwork from over 100 local artists, including jewellery, ceramics, paintings and photography.
As well as over 80 artist stalls, musical talent such as the Tutti Frutti choir and Ipswich Hospital band will be returning this year, with the addition of the Danegeld Morris Dancers and the Skidaddle Ceilidh band. Art on the Prom will continue to run popular art activity tents, which will be led by six local artists and offer both adults and children the chance to try their hand at painting, willow-sculpting, clay-tile decorating and much more.
This year’s Art on the Prom will feature a unique art installation by Tracy Barritt-Brown who has created a willow sculpture depicting a Victorian family, complete with dog, which will be a permanent feature in the Spa Gardens. The public will be able to keep up to date with the progress of Tracy’s installation on the Art on the Prom Facebook page.
Children and teenagers across Suffolk have already been getting involved with projects for Art on the Prom. Five artists visited Kingsfleet Primary, Maidstone Infant School, Causton Junior School, Langer Primary, Thomas Wolsey, Suffolk One Sixth Form College and Sidegate Primary to oversee the children’s fish themed artistic creations, which will be on display near Felixstowe Town Hall at Art on the Prom.
Organisers Stephen and Mary Wyatt are looking forward to the popular event, with Stephen commenting: “Last year’s Art on the Prom attracted thousands of people and we’re excited to invite everyone back to Felixstowe’s scenic promenade to browse the huge variety of artwork on display this year. We’re thankful to sponsors and volunteers who help make this event run smoothly.”
The event is wheelchair accessible and there are facilities to support those with disabilities.
Exclusive updates about the event will be posted on Art on the Prom’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArtOnTheProm.
Art on the Prom is a non-profit event that relies on volunteers and sponsors. If you would like to help with planning or to volunteer on the day, please visit www.artontheprom.org.