THE Historic Quarter Arts Festival is seeking amateur and professional artists to submit with the theme Carlisle 2022 for a chance to win big.

Artists are tasked to create artwork of Carlisle Cathedral in its 900th year and have the chance of winning £1,000 commission.

It is the festivals second year of running, last years event showcased around 50 artists.

Melanie Gardner, fine & decorative arts curator at Tullie House, is one of the judges.

She said:“Last year’s festival was the first project for the Historic Quarter Network, which brought together businesses to collaborate on promoting the area.”

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Nick Turner, director of Intro PR & Social Media Ltd, which has organised the competition on behalf of the Historic Quarter Arts Festival, is pleased to see the festival return after a successful first year.

"Last year's Arts Festival was a real boost after such a difficult time and we are delighted that it was well received enough to come back in 2022.

The Revd Canon Dr Benjamin Carter, who is Canon Warden at Carlisle Cathedral, said: "This is such an important year as the Cathedral marks its 900th anniversary and we can't think of a better way to mark the occasion than with a unique piece of artwork which will be enjoyed and admired for generations.

The event is supported by Carlisle City Council and the University of Cumbria.

The competition entries shpuld be submitted by Monday, July 18. For further details email here.

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