First launch event in Seaford for Artwave

Launch of Seaford Art Wave.'Artisits VIPs and Seaford information office staff
Launch of Seaford Art Wave.'Artisits VIPs and Seaford information office staff

The first ever Seaford launch event for Lewes Artwave took place on Friday August 15.

About 40 guests and artists attended the beach themed event at Seaford Tourist Information Centre in Church Street.

It was organised by Lewes District Council and was attended by district council leader Rob Blackman and the mayor of Seaford Mark Brown.

Councillor Rob Blackman said: “The first of the launch evenings of Artwave hosted by the Seaford Tourist Information Centre was very successful.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved who makes Artwave such a successful and enjoyable cultural event in our districts calendar.”

Around 100 venues and 400 artists are participating across Lewes district from August 23 to September 7.

Artwave includes open houses, open studios and exhibitions, as well as opportunities to meet the artists and buy their work directly.

Seaford Tourist Information Centre will also sell artwork from various artists involved in Artwave.

In fact Seaford will be a hotbed of art during the festival, with nine venues opening for Artwave.

Amongst them is Driftwood, voted Best Open House for the last two years. It will house work by 14 artists,

The Clinton Centre has an art fair and Aberdeen House Pottery has a range of art and design on show including bags, pottery, feltwork and jewellery.

At Staffordshire Road Open House you can join in a whole series of workshops and they have vintage clothing for sale amongst the art on view.

At number 11 Beacon Road there will be jewellery, enamels and clocks, as well as textiles, pottery and garden sculpture.

Artwave on the Downs at 37 Chyngton Road will take place in a beautiful venue opposite the Downs.

Expect photographs, jewellery and paintings, hand made teddy bears and willow sculpture.

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