Art trail residents can win house mural

PUBLISHED: 06:00 01 February 2017

Artist Emily Smith is offering to paint three murals for residents on the art trail, worth £500.

Artist Emily Smith is offering to paint three murals for residents on the art trail, worth £500.

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Exmouth's Art Trail is gathering momentum as those with creative projects have come begun coming forward to get involved.

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Sea Dog Art Gallery, in Gussiford Lane, dreamed up the idea of an Exmouth Art Trail last year, inspiring scores of residents to dream up a host of quirky creations; this year’s trail has the theme This is Me, which Anna hopes will encourage those taking part to find out more about each other.

Anna said: “We need donations of paint and wooden boards; we need helpers, artists, and non-artists who want to share a bit of happiness.

“We need people to spread the word that the art trail is fun for everyone and it’s all about community.”

Already pledging support for the summer event, which coincides with the Exmouth Festival, is artist Emily Smith is offering to paint three murals for residents on the art trail, worth £500. The condition is residents need to have history attached to their house, such as a famous person previously living at the address.

Artist Viv Rosser, with the help of volunteers, is running the theatre space this year. Viv is currently collating ideas for the workshops visitors would like to be involved in, such as song, story telling, poetry, movement.

• On Saturday February 4, at the Exmouth Market Association, The Strand, people are invited to turn up and make love hearts and bunting for February 14, Love Bomb event, organised by Marina Martland, where hearts will decorate the town. The decorations will later be donated to the art trail.

Visit the Sea Dog Art gallery Facebook page for more art trail information.

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