NEWCASTLE Emlyn will once again become home to what may well be the longest art gallery in Wales when it stages its annual Art Festival.

Shop keepers, cafés and other business in the town will all be displaying work by local artists in their windows from Saturday, July 27 to Sunday August 11.

Now in its fourth year, the two-week festival has grown in popularity with artists, businesses and visitors alike.

“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.

“It is a way of getting people into town and promoting everything that Newcastle Emlyn has to offer.

“It’s great that all the local businesses get involved and all the windows looks fantastic for the two weeks and certainly generate a lot of interest and comments.”

Displays can range from traditional artwork such as oil and watercolour paintings, to weaving, ceramics, glasswork and papier-mache.

“There is a real mixture of what will be on show and is open to everyone, with some having never exhibited before and this can be a real springboard for them,” added Rhian.

“It provides a chance for people to see what is out there in the local area. We have so many talented artists and it gives them an opportunity to show what they can do.

“We also have a few children putting on displays as well. There is something for everyone, both artists and visitors.

“Stan Williams will be exhibiting at my shop. He used to be my art teacher when I was at school and he does wonderful abstract acrylic paintings and stained glass.”

Mr Williams designed and made the stained glass window which was installed at Holy Trinity Church back in 2015. He is also responsible for a stained glass window at St Thomas’ Church, St Dogmaels.

Artists from further afield are also exhibiting. Debbie's Jewellers will be displaying works by international ceramicists Paul Wearing, Jin Eui Kim, Sarah Moorhouse and Diane Horne.

The town’s theatrical group the Attic Players will also be involved to highlight their productions.