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Our ‘Paint the Town’ art project to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has high quality reproductions of Scarborough’s artistic heritage paintings placed at eight locations across the town. The purpose of the project is to share Scarborough’s paintings as widely as possible and raise people’s awareness of them and the beautiful locations they were painted in.  This project has been made possible, following the allocation of a £9,900 Heritage Lottery Fund grant. 

Much care and effort has gone in to selecting an initial group of pictures from the Scarborough Museums Trust collection.   A selection of them is always on view at the Art Gallery although the display of individual images cannot be guaranteed.  The principal selection criterion for the initial group was to find landscape, seascape and townscape views of Scarborough that, put together, would make a coherent art heritage trail. It is intended, wherever possible, to place the reproductions at the original viewpoints used by the artists.  The final selection criterion was that the original images should be accessible to the public.      

Members of the public have helped us make the final selection with over 160 submitting their personal choice of paintings  

The final selection of paintings can be viewed by clicking here.