The Acol Art Group Turnip Center attracted more visitors than ever before last weekend. Despite the cold weather the event attracted visitors from as far away as the Medway Towns looking for a unique piece of Original Local Art or Craft, all created by the Valiant Group of Amateurs of the Acol Art Group. Despite being one of the smallest villages in the area, the village boasts an active Art Group, who produce affordable works of Art to the highest standards.
Forty Three paintings were sold altogether and some Artists also received commissions to create special works for Christmas Gifts.
Two of the Junior Members of the Group Emily Winkworth from Monkton and Rachel Samson from Ramsgate sold nearly all their beautifully ‘Hand Crafted’ Christmas Cards and some fantastic handmade gifts to visitors of the Exhibition. A marvellous achievement by both Girls, especially for Emily who also sold a painting to visitors from Whitstable.
Valuable money was also raised for the “Breast Cancer Charity” by Tina Rowland who donated her fee from a beautiful Life Painting sold to the charity.
Well done to all the Artists who took part in the Exhibition and the Group wish to thank all the visitors who came along to admire and view the Art produced by this friendly group.
The Group will next open up the infamous “Turnip Center” to the public in June next year, where they will be holding an exhibition in support of Acol Open Gardens and the local RNLI, the chosen charity of the groups founder the late Mr Ralph Martin.