Video: Mablethorpe beach huts get an artistic touch

VOLUNTEERS sprung into action on Easter Saturday to give some of Mablethorpe’s beach huts a new look.

Despite the cold weather, the group took up a project of painting boards to be placed on the Central Promenade huts when they aren’t in use, like the winter months.

Mablethorpe's beach huts have a new arty feel!

Mablethorpe's beach huts have a new arty feel!

Local artist Malcolm Tait was among the organisers and he explained: ”Initially we thought about 16 different themes but we thought it would be nice to have one pattern so it looks as if there’s one big painting along the beach.

“So there’s a wave pattern on each of them that should follow through the whole 16.”

“It was a nice, fun thing to do,” he added.

Members of St Clement’s Art Group as well as passing families and holidaymakers joined into to help with the wave pattern and add their individual touches like pictures of seals, donkeys and boats to add to the seaside feel.

Mablethorpe's beach huts have a new arty feel!

Mablethorpe's beach huts have a new arty feel!

Mablethorpe Town Manager, Karen Froggatt, added: “The finished effect of the painted beach hut covers is really great.

“It was a fun activity which has really brightened up the beach huts on Central Promenade.

“It was great to see members of the local community, art groups and visitors joining in to help.

The video, courtesy of local filmmakers Visions Foundation, shows Malcolm Tait explaining the project.

Visit www.visions.co.uk.