Reading’s first ArtLine art market took over Broad Street last Sunday

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The new showcase event featuring the work of local artists took over Broad Street last Sunday 8thJuly. Organised by Reading Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Jelly, ArtLine created a vibrant art market in the town centre, with over 40 artists displaying and selling their work.


20180708 141419Thousands of people enjoyed perusing the work of many Reading local artists and the line of art stalls created a picturesque scene in Broad Street. ArtLine was a new event for 2018 and also formed part of Jelly’s fifth year of Open for Art and one of its Silver Jubilee events. ArtLine is designed to support the town centre economy and profile Reading as a cultural destination supporting a strong artistic community.




Supported by arts organisations locally the works exhibited showed a wide range of the quality work created in Reading. Among the works on show, there was paintings, original photography, drawings, limited edition prints, hanging textiles etc. Artists included Kirsti Dedman, Caroline Streatfield, Gemma Cummings, Kirsten Lees, Therese Lawlor, Ann Nolan, Jennifer Kellett, Pat Lewis, Sarah Read, Stephanie Mitchell, Suzanne Clausen, Cath Baldwin, Mark Webber and Reading Cultural-Award winner Mahlia Amatina .


20180708 141526Bobby Lonergan, Reading BID Manager, said: “ArtLine is a new addition to the BID’s town centre cultural programme. Broad Street proved perfectly suited to showcasing the work of Reading’s artistic community and generated some great feedback. It certainly provided another reason to come into Reading on a summer Sunday.”


ArtLine ran in Broad Street East on Sunday 8 July, from 11am to 4pm. The work of the artists were available to buy on the day. There was also some tasty street food on offer at the event.



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