PAINT THE TOWN IN JUBILEE YEAR
The “Paint the Town” project is an innovative scheme created by Scarborough Civic Society. The project consists of high-quality reproductions of eight locally themed artworks from the Scarborough Museums Trust collection placed at outdoor venues around the town to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.The locations are the sites which inspired the artist to produce the original work of art.
Leaflets giving details of the trail are available free of charge from Scarborough tourist information centres.
Sixteen paintings were originally shortlisted by the Civic Society, and whittled down to a final eight by members of the public, who voted via the Society’s website, Scarborough Evening News and by post. The selection of paintings can be viewed by clicking on this link.
Scarborough Museums Trust supplied the pictures for “Paint the Town” and we have also received assistance from Scarborough Borough Council and a grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.