Our Alternative Art offering is voted a smash hit

Catherine Dwyer pictured with photographer Danny Lahart at his exhibition on William Street

OUR LOCAL Alternative Arts Festival run at the same time as our Arts Festival continues to be a huge.

AKA activities could well be described as the party piece of our local artists and crafts people as is provides an opportunity for our multitude of talented people to show off their handiwork, their wares and masterpieces.

There was a fantastic programme of AKA events this year, including musical sessions and the concensus is that the comparatively young alternate arts offering was a fantastic success as it continues to grow and highlights the high standards our local artisans and artists.

The Reporter caught up with some of those who were delighted to display the result of their hard work that was appreciated by locals and visitors alike.