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Lyme Regis ArtsFest meeting marks a decade of success
4:40pm Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
LYME Regis ArtsFest concluded its 10th successful year at its annual general meeting.
Retiring chairman Sally Holman presided over the meeting and reflected on the last decade.
She was pleased with how the annual festival has evolved, attracting new artists and events each year.
Healthy visitor numbers, well-attended workshops and events, and good sales for artists at the 2012 ArtsFest reinforce the positive message that the Lyme Regis arts scene is alive and kicking, she said.
In her financial report, treasurer Wendy Davies thanked Lyme’s local businesses for welcoming artists to display their work as part of the Art Trail and for sponsoring a ‘red spot’ in the ArtsFest brochure.
She thanked West Dorset District Council and Lyme Regis Town Council for their continued financial support.
The biggest thanks of the evening went to Sally Holman for her years at the helm of ArtsFest as leadership now passes to Christine Allison and Karol Kulik, supported by the newly elected steering group.
Sally will continue to work on ArtsFest events and workshops with co-ordinator Anthea Simmons.
ArtsFest is continuing to build partnerships within the community through the re:collection project with Lyme Regis Museum.
Launched last autumn with a grant from Arts Council England, the re:collection initiative will culminate at this year’s ArtsFest from September 21 to 29.