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The Hunstanton District Festival of Arts (HDFA) is promoting art and artworks from local artists and opens to the public today at 2pm.

Their annual art exhibition returns to the town hall after an absence of over five years.

HDFA art director Chris Peel, whose own paintings feature on the art exhibition poster, is delighted with the response from artists keen to contribute after such a long gap, and is looking forward to a successful and interesting exhibition.

Hunstanton Town Hall which used to house the Tourist Information Centre.
Hunstanton Town Hall which used to house the Tourist Information Centre.

Chris said: "During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, I found painting extremely helpful in coping with uncertain times and I know many other artists, experienced and amateurs alike, experienced the same, with some even finding it beneficial to their output.

"We are also expecting to see paintings and sculpture from brand new artists who discovered hidden talents during lockdown, which we hope will inspire others to consider taking up one of the creative arts."

The three-day art exhibition, which sits alongside Artworks@thetownhall, a permanent feature at Hunstanton’s old Tourist Information Centre and will present paintings, ceramics, drawings, textiles and sculptures from over 50 local artists and will be open to the public from 2pm today, Friday, June 17 through to 4pm on Sunday 19.

Entry is free and refreshments will be available on all three days.



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