ARTISTS from across the country flocked to Kidderminster to join a popular live paint jam.

The Kidderminster Paint Jam at The Boars Head Fringe Festival, on Worcester Street, allowed participants to create a series of colourful street art on boards.

The two-day event, which is held in conjunction with Kidderminster Arts Festival, saw around 35 artists brave the weather across Saturday, August 20, and Sunday 21.

Organiser Dominic Dunlea, 38, said: "I woke up to heavy rain so was a bit stressed!

"I had a few artists asking if it was still going on but we held out and it was brilliant.

"All the artists travelled and painted off their own back and only received a few cans of paint to cover some of their costs.

"We had artists come from all over the country, from Wales, London, Liverpool, Bristol, Tamworth, Birmingham and local areas as well.

"We have had new artists come down too which has been brilliant, so we’ve had a good mixture of styles this year.

"We got a great response from the public too, which has been excellent.

"I would like to thank all the artists for their work and for making the areas they painted look so good, B&Q Kidderminster for supplying us with paint and brushes to prepare the surfaces before the artists arrived, and also Casey's – the contractors and owners based in the Market Street site – who painted the boards for us and allowed us to paint on them."

All of the works are available for public viewing on Worcester Street and Market Street.