THE first Artists and Makers Fair organised by adurArtcollective proved a great success.
The new venture was launched at St Mary’s Hall, in East Street, Shoreham, at the weekend and organisers said it was packed from the moment it opened.
Secretary Chris Howitt said: “At one time, people were queueing up the stairs to get to the hall.
“On Sunday, too, numbers far exceeded our expectations and visitors appreciated the quality and variety of work for sale.”
The fair featured more than 30 members’ work, including paintings, prints, cards, calendars, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, glass and jewellery.
The next major event to be organised by the volunteer-led collective will be next year’s Adur Art Trail, from May 31 to June 15.
St Mary’s Hall, which was opened to the public for the first time in five years for this year’s art trail, will once again be the venue for the central exhibition.
Chris said: “Plans are already well under way for the art trail and the organisers would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to take part or who can offer a venue for artists.”
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