Record number of visitors to North Somerset Arts Week

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 May 2019

Beads, embroidery and textiles by Elke Davies. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Beads, embroidery and textiles by Elke Davies. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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The high quality of art work and interesting venues have been praised during a hugely successful arts week.

Artist Brenda Wright. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONArtist Brenda Wright. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

North Somerset Arts week saw 200 artists showcase their work over 10 days at 45 exhibitions. Organisers promised the event would be 'bigger and better than ever', and their hard work has paid off. Art fans travelled from as far as London to take part.

Gail Mason and Claire Hall, co-chairmen of North Somerset Arts Week, said: "North Somerset Arts Week has been an amazing event with increased footfall and sales.

"Visitors have travelled from mid Wales, South Somerset, Bristol and London for this event.

"The feedback has all been positive, especially with the quality of work and interesting venues."

Fabric collages by Anne Carpenter. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONFabric collages by Anne Carpenter. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Paintings, ceramics, sculptures, architectural illustrations, prints, quilts, photographs and jewellery were just some of the items on show.

Artist Chris Wilcox. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONArtist Chris Wilcox. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Artist Dawn Cox. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONArtist Dawn Cox. North Somerset Arts Week at Congresbury. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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