A SMALL group of local artists are creating a new and exciting art exhibition in the heart of Wellington, ‘Art for All’.

Hosted by locally-known artist Nina King, the free-to-enter exhibition will take place on Saturday (March 2) in Wellington Community Centre from 12 noon to 4 pm, and will include light refreshments.

The group also includes Alexandra Lavizzari, Rachel Moffett Photography, Bev Purdue, and Holly Freemantle.

Ms King aims to put on such events on a regular basis, at least four to five times a year.

With an existing art shop in the town due soon to close its doors, Ms King is concerned ‘all our beautiful artwork will disappear from our lively town’.

‘Art for All’ offers visitors an opportunity to witness ‘nature’s splendour reimagined through diverse artistic voices, from captivating landscapes to heartfelt cards and unique gifts’.

Ms King said with Mother’s Day and Easter just around the corner, people could find the perfect gifts for loved ones, or themselves.

She said: “Catch up and chat with the artists who are happy to share their stories and answer your questions.

“By supporting local artists, you are really helping us to keep going.

“Without your support we will struggle to continue, so thank you in advance for choosing to come along and hopefully leaving with a beautiful treasure.”

Ms King said the exhibition involved ditching generic, mass-produced art and instead explored the magic of local artists, immersing people in a vibrant spectrum of landscapes, animals, seascapes, and abstract, each expressing the unique vision of talented local artists.

She said: “Many people seem really down and depressed at the moment and I really do hope to lift peoples spirits and show them that us artists are still here, creating and inspiring, but we need everybody’s support to keep going.”