town centre gets an extra dash of colour thanks to art project
A project to turn shopfront shutters in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
into colourful pieces of artwork to add an extra dash of colour
is underway this month.
traders have taken part in the Town Council's new shop shutters
art scheme, which is being partly funded by 'Tesco 106 funding'
to offset the expansion of its store in the town.
shutters in the High Street and Victoria Street are being decorated
with colourful art to try and make the town centre appear more
Centre Manager Beverley Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Roller shutters are a necessary part of many businesses
insurance requirements - this scheme has shown that they don't
have to be bland steel walls."
people have spoken positively to the artists over the past three
weekends and I hope the majority will appreciate this artistic
scheme that aims to lift the town centre 'look-and-feel' after
normal trading hours."
added: "The timeline to get us to paint on shutters has been
longer than expected, but I hope that visitors to the town centre
will be as pleased with the results as the six traders are."
artsists from a firm called Urban Canvas have worked to a tight
brief, taking onboard the feedback from the traders to produce
a scheme that seeks to imporve the area when the shutters are
out of the six businesses do not normally trade on a Sunday so
people will see the designs during daylight hours.
the traders have also contributed to the scheme financially and
the opportunity was offered to all businesses in Burnham town
centre with shutters.
traders who have shutters and are not part of the current scheme
can register their interest in possible future schemes by contacting
Burnham's Town Centre Manager via the Town Council.