Art fans came out in their masses to celebrate at Melbourne Arts Festival during a weekend of celebrations. The streets were lined with works of art on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17; all centred around the overall theme of 'for the love of lettuce'.
The Art Trail brought a splash of colour to the village, showcasing artists paintings, sculptures and projects. Each year, 70 homes, businesses, halls and churches open their doors to more than 100 artists in the heart of Melbourne. Many of the pieces on display over the weekend were also on sale, ranging from just £5 up to a whopping £5,000.
The festival, now in its 12 year, is mainly organised by volunteers dedicated to putting the village on the map and bringing a splash of colour to the streets of Melbourne.
Anne Robuck, from Burton, had her recycled art on display, creating animal sculptures from various items found around the house.
Artist, John Rattigan, from Doveridge, also travelled to Melbourne to show off his work in the parish church. Fans of his work took the chance to meet him and see some of his latest designs.
Refreshments were available for visitors throughout the weekend, and for something a little bit more special for the adults, a wine advisor from Derby made the trip to the village. Sam Walker arrived in his van, lovingly known as Claude, to show off some of the best wines around.
The team have thanked the volunteers, hosts and local companies for supporting the festival and making it such a successful annual event.