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Local artists proudly showcase their work at this year's Brentwood Art Trail

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 13 September 2018

Brentwood Art Trail.

Brentwood Art Trail.

Brentwood Art Trail

The town's annual art trail has once again returned, showcasing local artists' work across Brentwood.

Kings Road Tattoo Parlour. Picture: Brentwood Art TrailKings Road Tattoo Parlour. Picture: Brentwood Art Trail

Brentwood Art Unearthed and Art Trail, an initiative from the Brentwood Business Partnership, as part of the Essex Summer of Art project, has made a comeback, with pieces of art from artists in the area being exhibited across the borough’s shops and community spaces.

This year was a little different though as a special public launch event was held to celebrate at Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, which saw original pieces by Banksy, Tracey Emin and Pure Evil displayed alongside other works by talented local professionals.

An array of art was also shown earlier in the week at the Baytree Centre.

The Hair Company, Crown Street, The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Chicken and Frog Bookshop, Ongar Road, and Kings Road Tattoo Parlour, King’s Road, are just a few of the locations where art work is being displayed.

Audio T, Crown Street. Picture: Brentwood Art TrailAudio T, Crown Street. Picture: Brentwood Art Trail

The trail is a chance to not only help local artists get their work seen but for businesses to have residents visit their shops.

Sarah, who works at the Creatures Great and Small pet shop, said: “It has generated a lot of interest - this is the third year we have been part of the art trail because we want to encourage people to come and visit our lovely town.”

Jim Delaney, a local artist whose work is showcased at the Chicken and Frog bookshop said: “I hope the council continue to invest in community art projects like this.

“Our town needs as much support as it can get, so as to keep the high street alive. There is a real buzz about the art trail this year, people love to come together and celebrate talent.

Brentwood Art Trail 2018 map.Brentwood Art Trail 2018 map.

“Long may it continue.”

This year’s art trail will be until Thursday, September 13.

For more information, visit discoverbrentwood.co.uk

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