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Pizza boxes will be popping up in some rather random locations across Bury St Edmunds - all in the name of art

Aviaries, the Abbeygate Cinema, as well as cafés and shops will all be taking a slice of the action for this unusual art installation in Bury St Edmunds.

300 artists were given the boxes by West Suffolk Council - but it’s not just the professionals that are being encouraged to get involved creating characters, landmarks and Bury's best kept secrets inside a 10-inch pizza box.

Amateur artists are also encouraged to pick up a free box from The Apex before July 19 and be creative for the town-wide display.

Bouffant Budgie by Mandy Renton
Bouffant Budgie by Mandy Renton

Cllr Jo Rayner, Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture at West Suffolk Council, said: “The Art Around Town trail is a great way to encourage people into and around the town centre shops and other businesses, some of which they may not have visited before. But it is also much more than that.

"Art is about being expressive and can be part of our individual recovery following the pandemic. That is why I’m delighted, that as well as viewing the trail, we are also able to encourage people of all ability and ages, to create their own design to be exhibited at The Apex and I’m looking forward to seeing the results.”

West Suffolk College art students have been working independently on 60 pizza boxes. Their work is focused around taking a new look at old stories.

West Suffolk College students work on 60 boxes
West Suffolk College students work on 60 boxes

The students' artworks will be installed in a prominent town centre location.

The free Art Around Town project has been set up in association with the Moments contemporary art exhibition, which runs until September 30 at Moyse’s Hall Museum.

More information visit: https://www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk/whats-on/art-around-town

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