01:45AM, Wednesday 01 May 2013
The streets of Windsor were filled with art again on Sunday at the launch of a monthly market.
Windsor Street Gallery returned to Peascod Street after four pilot sessions last year to give artists the chance of an affordable exhibition space.
Organiser Maria Meerstadt, of the Windsor and Maidenhead Artist Cooperative (WAMACO), established the gallery as a not for profit organisation with the support of Windsor and Eton Town Partnership.
The Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Colin Rayner and wife Samantha were at the launch and the mayor even tried his hand at a spot of painting.
Maria said: "There were several artists painting and it is hoped that over the next few months, the gallery will become more interactive, with demonstrations and workshops."
Windsor and Eton town manager Paul Roach said the street gallery is part of the on-going programme that the town partnership hopes will bring more footfall to the town centre.
He said: "It is a wonderful addition to our events calendar and one that I hope like many of our other initiatives becomes a very firm favourite in the town and succeeds."
The gallery is due to be held on the last Sunday of every month between 11am and 5pm with the next one on May 26.
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