Open the door to art at the Farmers' Market

Open the door to art at the Farmers

BUDDING BANKSYS who want to express their publically creative side are being encouraged to head to the City Square this weekend.

A special door will be set up at the monthly Farmers’ Market by street art collective Open/Close to encourage people to create their own little piece of art.

Acrylic pens will be on hand for anyone who wants to get arty or even express their thoughts and opinions on the growth of street art.

Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee who will be in the City Square trying her hand said: “The work of the artists creating beautiful work that everyone can appreciate has already brightened up more than a dozen doors and doorways in some of the hidden corners of the city centre.

“Bringing it out in the open for anyone to try is a great idea and with the amazing creative scene we have in Dundee and the talented people in the city I can’t wait to see what sorts of things get produced.”

Businesses from jewellers to pubs and clothes shops to cafes in the city centre have “donated” their doors to Open/Close artists in an attempt to brighten up and claim back areas prone to vandalism, opening them up to the public and encouraging them to explore and rediscover the city.

Taking around an hour to complete, maps of the trail will be on sale at the Farmers’ Market with proceeds going towards artist-led Open/Close tours and collaborations with local businesses for more artworks.

The Farmers’ Market will take place in City Square on Saturday (August 19) from 9am to 4pm.

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