PICTURES: Professional creators star at Sudbury Summer Art Fair
Some of the top professional artists in the region and beyond have enjoyed their time in the limelight, as the Sudbury Summer Art Fair continues to draw hundreds of visitors each day.
The two-week showcase at St Peter’s on Market Hill has attracted 200 to 300 people each day since opening to the public last week.
Visitors have been able to view exhibitions of paintings, printmaking, jewellery, pottery and fused glass created by professional artists and craft makers.
This year, it has taken place alongside the Sudbury as our Canvas project, which has seen businesses and shop windows all around the town centre adorned with the artwork of students from Thomas Gainsborough School.
The fair, which has taken place in various forms over the last 10 years, was turned into an annual event by its current organiser and curator, local artist and businesswoman Michele Webber.
She said she wanted the event to focus on professionals, as a change from the many amateur art exhibitions that take place in the Sudbury area, and she believes this has gained a very positive response from the public.
“My main vision was to give the professional artists a really smart-looking showcase for their work,” she said. “Each display stand has a really strong identity and the public have responded well to that.
“The standard of the work is so high. The public has also been really pleased to see the children from Thomas Gainsborough School have their art on display as well.
“We’ve got everything from landscapes to quirky cartoons. In addition, we have a lot of crafts, like sculpture and jewellery makers.
“We have all kinds of different art, and each artist has their own area to showcase their work.”
Sponsored by local businesses and organised in association with Indigo Giclee Fine Art Printing, the Sudbury Summer Art Fair will continue to run every day between 9am and 5pm through to Sunday.
Show guide booklets can be collected from Sudbury Library, Simply Handmade on Woodhall Business Park, The Art and Frame Centre in Friars Street and a selection of other local shops and cafés. To learn more, go online to www.sudburysummerartfair.co.uk.