The talents of Wellingborough artists and photographers will be celebrated for the first time with the launch of the Waendel Art Competition organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District.
Local creatives aged 10 and above have been invited to submit one or two pieces of their recent artwork and/or photographs to the town’s first open art competition to be displayed during the town’s Waendel Walk weekend.
They will be judged by a panel of experts and sponsors, with prizes awarded in various categories including The Pixie Gallery Best in Show, Best Painting, Best Drawing and Best Photograph.
The artwork and photographs will be displayed at the Castle Theatre from Friday, May 11 until Wednesday, May 23. Viewing opens to the public on Sunday, May 13, coinciding with the annual International Waendel Walk, which sees people come from far and wide to run, walk and cycle routes from 5km to 42km across Wellingborough and the surrounding areas.
John Cable, Executive Director of the Wellingborough Business Improvement District, has organised the event in collaboration with town-centre picture framers, The Pixie Gallery and the Castle Theatre.
He said: “Every year the Waendel Walk is an absolute highlight in Wellingborough’s calendar, with a party atmosphere lasting all weekend. We are thrilled to invite the people of Wellingborough to enjoy our first ever Open Art Competition and exhibition at the Castle Theatre, as part of our Waendel celebrations.
“It will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the talent of our local artists and photographers, and to have the chance to purchase some of their pieces for yourself.”
Neil Pengelly, the owner of The Pixie Gallery, said: “This will be a brilliant event for local artists and photographers, as well as the general public. Our mission is to provide artists and photographers with exposure, appraisal and marketing of their art and photography locally.”
To take part in the competition, entry forms can be downloaded viaThe Pixie Gallery’s website, or click here. They can also be collected from the gallery, located on Market Street. All submissions must have been made by 5pm on April 28.