Church Stretton’s MP Philip Dunne has congratulated volunteer organisers and exhibitors during a visit to the town’s Arts Festival.
Mr Dunne viewed some of the 900 exhibits at this year’s event, with 350 hung art, 140 photographs and varied other arts and crafts on display, making this one of the largest art exhibitions in Shropshire.
The Festival is open in Church Stretton School until Sunday 12th August, culminating in a final concert.
The Arts display is open each day, 11am to 6pm, up to and including Saturday 11th August with entrance just £1. This year's Guest Artists are Roy & Jacqueline Abbott from All Stretton. Roy is an Artist Blacksmith and Jacqueline a Glass Artist and they work both separately and collaboratively.
Mr Dunne said: “I was delighted to see the Festival so well supported, with excellent displays in a range of media. The volunteers and exhibitors should be congratulated for helping put on such a great display. There is still time to visit, so I encourage local residents and visitors to come and take in some of the impressive work on display.
Alan Stockbridge, Chairman of the Arts Festival, said: “This year has been a great success so far, and we were delighted to welcome Philip Dunne MP earlier this week. We are still here for the rest of week, so please come along and help support our great local arts scene in Church Stretton.”
Photo: Philip Dunne MP with Alan Stockbridge, Chairman and Sue Mitchell, principal organiser of Art Exhibition