Exhibition and auction for Rainbow project

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THE Rainbow Centre community project will be hosting an exhibition and auction of original works of art donated by mainly local artists.

The ‘Over the Rainbow’ exhibition will be held at the Woodend Art and Craft Gallery in The Crescent from today until April 14.

It will be officially opened by patrons Scarborough mayor Hazel Lynskey and Sir Alan and Lady Heather Ayckbourn at 10.30am today.

All the works will be open to bids throughout the exhibition and a selection of these will be auctioned on the evening of Thursday April 14 by fine art expert and professional auctioneer David Duggleby, with all funds raised being donated towards the work of the Rainbow Centre.

The centre director Simon Watterson said: “It is great that the art community has been so generous in donating some fantastic works.

“There is something for everybody and the quality of the work is outstanding. Do come along for a look, put in a bid and you can become the owner of a great original work.”

Established in 1997 by the church of St Mary’s and Holy Apostles, the centre is a social action project based in Castle Ward. It aims to support, uplift and encourage community members in practical ways. In the last year the project established Rainbow Money, an independent advice service for those in debt.