Vote now for your favourite Sandwell Hidden Treasure!

Vote now for your favourite Sandwell Hidden Treasure!

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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
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