Hundreds of visitors poured through the doors of a West Norfolk church during a week-long showcase of locally produced art and craft.
St Mary’s Church in South Wootton was the historic backdrop for a fantastic display of local work ranging from paintings to photographs, and from wood carvings to embroidery.
The Art and Soul event was open every day from July 19 to 25 and there were 30 exhibitors of all ages from the wider community.
“Art & Soul 2021 at St Mary’s was another fantastic display of creativity from the community in King's Lynn,” said Rev Dan Tansey. “Whilst people were still a bit nervous about coming out, we still had hundreds of people through the doors, and the overwhelming feedback was how impressive the quality of work was.
“Once again it was a joyful surprise to see people's hidden talents and to give them an opportunity to show their creations. For many exhibitors, this was the first time they had shown their work publicly.
“For me, the highlight was spending time with people in the outdoor cafe space and getting to know people I'd never met before. Some people came back several times throughout the week, with one woman bringing different groups of friends along each day.”
He added: “It was a fantastic community event and the first of what we hope will be many occasions for us all to get together over what's left of the summer.”
It is hoped the biennial will return in 2023.
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