One of the county’s biggest art exhibitions will get underway tonight with a special preview night ahead of a three-day fundraising event.
Art in Lyddington 2015, one of Rutland’s largest exhibitions selling fine art takes place again in St Andrew’s Church, Lyddington.
This is an event aimed at raising much-needed funds for the repair of priceless windows in the medieval building and other charities which help local people in need.
Andrew Brown, High Sheriff of Rutland, will open the exhibition at the preview event tonight. Principal judge Peter Jones has selected the winning artists and Mr Brown will hand out the prizes.
The exhibition prizes are sponsored by Great Art and are vouchers for £100 of art materials.
There are six categories for art work: 2D, mixed media, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and wood.
Other prizes are: Judges’ Choice, Pat Bealby Memorial Prize and People’s choice.
The exhibition opens on tomorrow and is open from 10am to 5pm tomorrow and Saturday. It closes at 3pm on Sunday and over the three days, provides a great opportunity to see and enjoy a very wide range of art work.
Admission to the exhibition is free and all visitors are asked to vote for their favourite artist - the winner will then receive a £100 Great Art voucher as the People’s Choice.
The exhibition is renowned for the high quality and wide range of fine art work.
The exhibition features art work from local artists from Rutland, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Peterborough and further afield. All work is for sale.
Organisers said: “There will be something to delight everyone at this exhibition and for very reasonable prices to suit every purse.”
Tickets for the preview evening cost £7.50 including canapes and a glass of wine and can be purchased by contacting Barbara Taylor-Harris, chairman of Art in Lyddington by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01572 898064.