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Notts town to become 'art gallery' for community event
Members of the public view the art in a shop window at Sherwood Art Week 2009
Members of the public view the art in a shop window at Sherwood Art Week 2009

The organisers behind Sherwood Art Week (19 - 26 June 2010) are hoping to turn their town into a giant art gallery.

Last year's event saw artists display work in the windows of pubs, restaurants and shops, along Mansfield Road, in Sherwood, Nottingham.

This year residents are being asked to put art in their front windows.

Julian Philips, who is part of the Sherwood Art Week team, said: "It could be any work of art, they could even put it in the back of their cars."

The Sherwood Art Week area map
The Sherwood Art Week area map can be downloaded from their website

Julian believed Sherwood was unique when it came to art.

"It's quite Bohemian in Sherwood," he said. "There seems to be a large creative community that we hadn't tapped into before.

"There were a lot of people working in isolation and last year when we put the call out for artists they started turning up.

"We threw it open [to people outside of Sherwood] to begin with because we weren't sure whether we would get the volume of people.

"Last year there were about 40-50 artists. This year it's double and nearly all of them come from the area."

Work will also be displayed at the unlikeliest of exhibition spaces like St John's Church and the Ukranian Cultural Centre.

Sherwood Art Week takes place from Saturday 19 until 26 June 2010. For full details about the event visit the official website.

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