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Painting Padiham 2018

Painting Padiham returned for its second year on Saturday 12th May.

58 artists took part on the day positioned at various locations around Padiham Town Centre and Gawthorpe Hall grounds and 55 artists submitted work as part of the competition.

The event attracted over 1000 visitors to follow the trail and see the artists at work, as well as enjoying creative workshops and attractions.

The artwork was exhibited at Picture House Gallery and 150 people came to the launch event to see the winners announced.

First Prize was awarded to Pam Potter who painted the River Calder from Lune Street (‘Calder Lune’) receiving £1000.

The Padiham Town Council Prize went to Geoff Butterworth who painted Burnley Rd from Storm Art Gallery window, receiving £750.

Third Prize was awarded to Ian Norris who painted inside Gawthorpe Hall, receiving £500.

And the People’s Choice Award, chosen by social media voters went to Emma Hopkinson who painted Padiham Memorial, receiving £250 plus artists materials.

Thank you to all who took part on the day and special thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, A1 Motor Store and Padiham Town Council for supporting this event.

Thank you also to our other supporters, Hare & Hounds, Padiham Paints, Picture House Gallery, The Hardware Store, Mooch Cafe87.