THE Isle of Wight Festival is presenting its first fringe event this weekend.
On Sunday, Ryde's Blacksheep Bar will recreate a little slice of the festival vibe with a day of music and artistry.
In April this year, working with Charles Padley, owner and editor of the local music magazine InTune, the festival put out a call to all budding IW artists to create an original piece depicting an iconic music legend.
The work was displayed throughout the Bohemian Woods at the festival itself.
The results surpassed the organiser’s wildest expectations. with artists answering the brief in unique and extraordinary style.
On Sunday, this eclectic mix of 18 pieces, including watercolours, oils, collages and screen paintings, goes under the hammer,
The entertainment will unfold from 2pm with laid-back acoustic sessions perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
The auction of artworks, to be conducted by Rex Gully from Hose, Rhodes Dickson Auction House, will get under way at 6pm, with 50 per cent of the money raised going to the festival’s chosen charity, St Catherine’s School, and 50 per cent to the artist.
Once the bidding is complete, artists including James Walsh, Ben Montague, The Scarletz, Riccardo Stanbridge, The Golden Strands and Duveaux will take centre stage in the Blacksheep Club Lounge.
The artworks are currently on show at the Blacksheep Bar, giving interested parties a chance to peruse the collection and decide which one to bid on.
John Giddings, promoter and organiser of the IW Festival, said: "The talent on this Island never ceases to amaze me and this event will showcase some of the best, not only musical this time but the creative artwork from local artists too.
"Some of the pieces are stunning and I’m definitely going to bid for a couple.
"This is one day on the Island not to miss."