Vote now for your favourite piece of art in the final of Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures art competition.
Amateur artists, schools and community groups entered a range of pieces for the project, inspired by their favourite buildings, open spaces, walks, views and local attractions.
Over the summer, entries were displayed at our four museums – Haden Hill House, Manor House Museum, Oak House Museum and Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery – and visitors voted for their favourite at each site.
Now you can vote for the overall winner, which will be announced in October.
Vote by 5 October at www.sandwell.gov.uk/hiddentreasures
The finalists are:
- Brunswick Park by Priory Primary School Art Club – Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery finalist
- Herons Trail by Wendy Priest – Oak House Museum finalist
- Old Chestnut at Sandwell Valley by Austin Clifford – Manor House Museum finalist
- Sunny Sunday Walks by Hayley Jukes – Haden Hill House Museum finalist
Councillor Steve Trow, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for culture and core council services, said: “I want to thank all the artists who entered the competition, which has given a really good insight into people’s favourite ‘hidden treasures’ in Sandwell.
“Now we have our four finalists, I encourage everyone to take a look and vote for their favourite piece of art.”
Alongside the online vote, the four pieces will be going on a tour around local libraries so that people can also paper vote for the winner of the arts trail.
They will be exhibited for four weeks as follows:
- Tipton Library (Unity Walk): Week beginning Monday 10 September
- Oldbury Library: Week beginning Monday 17 September
- Central Library West Bromwich: Week beginning Monday 24 September
- Blackheath Library: Week beginning Monday 1 October