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Arts Festival Returns for 2019

Wednesday 20 February 2019

A month long celebration of the arts will take place in Hertford with the return of the annual arts festival.

Designed to showcase and promote the local arts and culture, the Hertford Arts Festival runs from Friday 5th April until Sunday 5th May.

The month long celebration of the arts begins with the launch at Hertford Castle with an evening art exhibition on Friday 5th April, where over forty artists will exhibit artwork that will be featured in the Hertford Art Trail, which runs from Saturday 6th April until Sunday 5th May.

During the month-long Art Trail, artists will exhibit work in a prime town centre location. The public can view the pop-up exhibitions free of charge. The Trail is intended to encourage more visitors to the town centre, promote the artists whose work will be on sale and support the venues offering the exhibition space.

Paul Hillary is just one of the artists who will be exhibiting this year

An array of mediums will be on display from sculpture to cartoonist, oil on canvas to pottery. Venue opening times will vary and selected artists will be offering workshops on site.

A hard copy of the events programme will be available to collect from Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre from 1st April.

Chairman of Hertford Town Council’s Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: "The Hertford Arts Festival has become a well-established annual event, and once again there will be something for every age and artistic taste to enjoy. The Art Trail provides a great opportunity to explore the town centre as well as the art work on display, and there are a record number of artists and businesses taking part this year."


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