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Best dressed window competition launched

Budding artists are being invited to create picture windows with paintings of their favourite views and places.

The 'favourite place' theme is the second phase of a cultural community art project led by Redcar & Cleveland and Middlesbrough Councils. They're asked to display their works of art in their window, with a trip to Newham Grange Farm up for grabs for the winner.

The aim of the project is to create the biggest outdoor art gallery the area has ever seen, and the idea builds on the popularity of window rainbows that have taken the world by storm.

Every two weeks people across the south of the Tees region will be given a new theme and encouraged to decorate their windows using materials already in the home and a little imagination.

The project kicked off in early May when residents were encouraged to paint red white and blue window pictures for VE Day.

Councillor Mieka Smiles, Middlesbrough Council's Executive member for Culture & Communities, said: "We had a great response to the call-out for VE Day window pictures, and now we want people to turn their hand to the local views and places they treasure.

"We know we have some great artists out there, but equally it's about showing our passion and love for the landmarks and locations that may have been out of bounds to us during lockdown.

"It's a great chance for people to explore their artistic side, and in the process we're creating an amazing outdoor art gallery that celebrates everything that's great about this place and its people."

To be in for a chance to win a trip to the award-winning farm after lockdown, simply paint your ‘favourite place' picture and stick in your window.

Then take a picture and send as a message or tag to the Love Middlesbrough Facebook page or the Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Facebook page.

When sharing the pictures online please use the hashtags #enjoyRC or #lovemiddlesbrough

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