Early snow brings success to art event

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A POP-UP Arbroath art event was a great success thanks to some clever Christmas style promoting, according to organisers.

The invites were quickly snapped up by eagle-eyed Arbroathians when they were set out on November 30, and according to one of the organisers, artist Jill Henderson, they were a great help.

She said: “It was great, a huge success. There a constant run of people from 10 a.m. when we opened to right when we closed at 10 p.m., it was brilliant.

“People brought their snowball pom poms and they got their wine and mince pies so everybody was happy.

“It was constant for about 10 hours. We should have counted the people, we always mean to but we never do. I would say there were between 150 and 200 people there anyway over the course of the day.

“I think the guerilla art promotion has successfully raised interest in the town. We’ve noticed a big difference this time in the range of people coming.

“It has been just adults in the past, but this time the adults seemed to have made a point of bringing their kids who then were buying little bits for presents. It was nice to see kids there and to have that family feel.”

There will be another Tentalicious event in Spring 2013, but in the meantime they are taking part in a Christmas Fayre in Beat Generator, Lindsay Street, Dundee, tomorrow (Saturday) from 8 p.m.