VISITORS to Newcastle Emlyn are in for a treat during the town’s annual Art Festival which is being staged from Saturday, July 28 to Sunday, August 12.

Shopkeepers, eateries and other businesses will all be displaying work by local artists in their windows.

“For two weeks the town becomes what may be the longest art gallery in Wales,” said festival organiser Rhian Davies, who owns Siop Gelf Y Wiber Art Shop.

“When you come you’ll see a wide range of art at the same time as enjoying our independent shops, cafes, pubs and other establishments. A look around the castle ruins and a stroll in the riverside park are a great way to finish off your visit.”

This is the third year that the festival has run. It is becoming increasingly popular with artists and businesses alike.

For the first time performing arts group the Attic Players will be promoting their next production, Power and Petticoats, a drama about women’s struggle for the vote, through a shop window display.

Tina and Magnus Carter, who were on holiday in Aberporth last year, visited the Art Festival.

“We love the shops in Newcastle Emlyn,” said Tina. “They’re so colourful and interesting. Last year they all had art pieces in their windows as part of the Festival and there was loads going on. We really want to go again this year.”