Seaford garden voted top venue

Driftwood wins best venue in Artwave competition SUS-150921-164120001
Driftwood wins best venue in Artwave competition SUS-150921-164120001

A Seaford Artwave venue is celebrating success.

Geoff Stonebanks and Mark Glassman, owners of Driftwood Garden in Seaford, one of the 100 plus Artwave venues this year, were celebrating a double whammy at the end of the season.

Not only had the garden celebrated it’s 100th opening to the public since 2009 on the final day of the festival but it was also voted visitors’ favourite venue in an on line poll.

The visitors to their garden had voted it their favourite Artwave venue this year out of more than 100 open houses across the county around Lewes.

Geoff said, “ Mark and I are absolutely thrilled to have won the visitors support in becoming their favourite and we want to thank, most sincerely, all those who voted us.

“We saw more than 850 visitors over the three weekends of the festival and sold an incredible £12,500 worth of art to boot.”

Driftwood also won Best Open House when there was last a competition back in 2009 and 2010.

Geoff added, “I’ve baked many cakes to serve in the garden and sold £1,200 of tea and cake during the three weekends too.”

Geoff had ben raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support all summer.

The first prize winner of his charity raffle was Jenny Brown from Henfield won the £500 painting which had previously been shortlisted for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition a couple of years ago, painted by Mark Glassman.

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