Members of Midhurst Art Society are celebrating their 40th annual exhibition in North Street’s Memorial Hall
The inaugural open air exhibition took place at The Angel Hotel courtyard and garden on July 29, 1972, with 41 artists displaying some 65 pieces of work.
The annual exhibition was held in the first few years at the library but for the last 30 years its home has been the Memorial Hall and has grown to an eight day summer display which this year features nearly 250 paintings, exhibited by 65 artists.
And there is something for everyone in this year’s exhibition from watercolours, oils and pastels to batik and pencil.
There are several eye catching local scenes from Cowdray Ruins to views of the South Downs, a number of wildlife exhibits, botanical drawings and abstracts.
Spokesman Diane Hodgson said: “It is always a colourful and vibrant mix of styles by both professional and experienced amateur artists and this year the society has excelled itself for this special celebration.”
The exhibition is open until Thursday August 9 from 10am-6pm daily closing at 4pm on the last day.