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Finders keepers at Lavenham art trail

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You will have the chance to find and keep rare craft works in the Free Art Friday treasure hunt event being held in the weeks leading up to this year’s Lavenham Art Festival in June.

But first, the hunt is on for local artists to support the free event and donate items that could be used along the trail before the May 13 deadline.

Caroline Adams, chair of the Lavenham Guildhall museum committee, said: “We have already been donated a number of pieces of art which will be hidden around Lavenham.

“But the more we get, the more we can hide and the more opportunities residents and visitors will get to claim a free piece of artwork.

“Free Art Friday events are held around the world and we thought it would be a great way of promoting the wonderful Lavenham Art Festival.”

She added: “We will post a photo on our Instagram and Facebook accounts, and use the hashtag ‘#freeartfriday laven ham’ giving a visual clue to where it might be.

“Whoever finds it gets to keep the piece of art forever.”

The Lavenham Art Festival, held on June 11-12, has seen 45 artists sign up for exhibitions, trails and demonstrations.

The weekend will include an artists’ studio trail, art and craft demonstrations in the Market Place and art exhibitions in Little Hall and the Church of St Peter and St Paul.

There will also be an open art exhibition, for anyone living in Lavenham hosted by the Guildhall, while there will be focus on young artists with an exhibition of paintings of the Queen by the children of Lavenham Primary School.

For more information on the Free Arts Friday event, search for ‘#freeartfridaylavenham’ on Facebook or Instagram.

To donate any artwork please email caroline26adams@gmail.com.

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