Gallery: Wisbech community creates vibrant artworks at special event
Local people of all ages got stuck and tried their hand at creative painting in Wisbech on Saturday (26).
Wisbech based artist Dan Donovan brought his lively and colourful Art Station to the Market Place along with fellow artist Hilary Cox Condron and invited people to have a go.
The aim was to give people of all ages a chance to express their creative side no matter their artistic ability using paints to create a community artwork.
The free event also included live music from the Shackleton Trio, balloon modellers and stilt walkers, which were all part of the celebration of art.
Dan said: "It was a wonderful day of community creativity and again I was inspired seeing all ages engaging in expressive art and music.
"The paintings reflect the vibrancy of our Wisbech community and the piece made up of horizontal lines is a response to the Fenland landscape created by the individuals that contributed on the day.
"One lady said ‘I loved the painting… and with the music and the blue sky - I felt so free, like I could go anywhere’.
“We had around 50 to 60 people contribute to the art work and it was great to see the creativity they brought. I believe art should be accessible to all, so many people say they can't paint or draw, but that's not true.
"What The Art Station provides is two-fold; it provides people with the confidence to have a go and to be part of making a community piece.
"The finished artworks will be part of an exhibition I am holding in Wisbech Library in April and I hope people will come along and see what was created on Saturday."
The Art Station is part of a series of Welcome Back events made possible with Government and European Regional Development Fund High Street Funding.