ORGANISERS of the annual Mudeford Quay Arts Festival are asking for artists to submit sea themed work as they prepare for this summer’s event.

The two-day exhibition will be held on July 26 and 27 at Mudeford Quay’s picnic green with the aim of celebrating sea creatures and monsters from the deep.

The Mudeford Arts Festival committee is calling for people to get involved by submitting their works of art, performing, setting up stalls or to volunteer to help in any way they can.

A spokesman said: “Last year’s festival was a huge success and we’re hoping for a repeat. The green will come alive with marquees and gazebos celebrating the very best of local art and craft.”

Space is also being made in the main marquee area to exhibit the work of youngsters, with submissions from anybody under the age of 14 welcomed.

Thousands of people visited the artists’ tents and displays in 2013, when the theme was smugglers and pirates, and the festival has grown into a much anticipated annual opportunity for artists in the area to display their work.

As well as all the art a variety of refreshments will be available all day and there will also be live entertainment from the performance pod and a host of activities for children.

Those wanting to help the committee in any way before the event or during the festival should email or call 01425 279167.

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