Excitement is building in Gourdon, as the first village Art Fair will be held this Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1.
The fundraising event in the Village Hall is in aid of the Creative Community Good Fund and the Maggie Law Maritime Museum.
The Creative Community Good Fund is a new initiative set up by local artist, Jacky Niven (45), to provide funding and opportunities to support creative enterprise.
She said: “We are all overwhelmed by the response and support for this year’s event from the local and business community. There’s a real sense of ‘joined up thinking’ here.”
A real demonstration of this support is the Charity Fundraising Concert, featuring Dave Ramsay and a host of local talent, to be held on the Saturday evening at the Masonic Lodge, Inverbervie.
All proceeds are to be donated to both causes - and if art and music are not enough, Hornblowers are serving up an homage to the Gourdon crab fishermen and the Art Fair with their interpretation of Vincent Van Goghs “Two Crabs.”
Owner Ruth Grahame explained; “Our dish is a sharing dish of two dressed Gourdon Partens, crab claws and crab cakes, served with Hornblowers award-winning chips, mixed leaf salad and buttered toast.
‘‘What could reflect the community of Gourdon better than our local produce, our local fishermen and local artists celebrating our culture?”
There will be 10 local artists - five of the from Gourdon - taking part in the art fair which will be open from 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Gourdon artist Cath Roberts said she was delighted: “Having been working as an artist in Gourdon for 12 years, there is real sense of a creative hub developing in the village.”
n For more information regarding the Creative Community Good Fund or Gourdon Art Fair 2014 contact Jacky Niven on 01561 361 871 or email CCGF@art-by-jax.co.uk