The wonderful eye-catching art trail across Maidstone town will come to an end on Sunday 22 August, but you can now book a time slot to view all 82 unique Elmers in one location for the last time at the ‘Farewell Weekend’ taking place at Lockmeadow, Maidstone between 3 and 5 September 2021 before the 51 large Elmers are auctioned on 9 September.
The ‘Farewell Weekend’ will also be another opportunity to use the Parade app to collect any of the Elmers you have not already discovered and by unlocking these you may even reveal one of the exclusive and exciting rewards!
There will be one-hour time slots to view the Elmers at the ‘Farewell Weekend’ starting from 10:00am, with the last time slot at 4.15pm. The first hour of each day will be dedicated to visitors requiring a quieter calm environment.
Farewell Weekend tickets: Adults: £4,
Children aged 3 to 16 years (under 3’s FREE): £2,
Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children / 1 adult and up to 4 children: £10,
Concessions (senior citizens and students): £3,
Carers (accompanying a disabled ticket holder): FREE, Groups of up to 10 adults: £36,
Groups of up to 10 children: £18
Book tickets here: https://elmermaidstone.co.uk/farewell-weekend/
THE ELMER AUCTION on 9 September 2021
Would you like to be the proud owner of a colourful, one-of-its-kind Elmer? After being on the Parade for the nine-week art trail, the 51 unique, large Elmer sculptures will go under the hammer to find their forever homes at a spectacular auction at the Mecure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel. It’s going to be an evening of high drama and excitement!
One of the amazing Elmer Sculptures going under the hammer is ‘Elly-do, Ely-don’t, Elly-dance’ by well-known Maidstone artist Ralph Steadman. Every Elmer sculpture has been designed by a talented local or national artist. They have all created incredible eye-catching designs which residents and visitors to Maidstone have enjoyed while exploring the town, river and parks of Maidstone.
It costs Heart of Kent Hospice £5 million each year to provide end-of-life care to people living with a terminal illness. It is hoped that £250,000 will be raised from the auction to help Heart of Kent Hospice continue to provide specialist advice, support and outstanding care.
Anyone interested in owning an Elmer can register their interest by filling in an online form to attend the auction and bid for an Elmer either in person, or via telephone or proxy.
The Auction takes place between 6:00pm - 10.30pm and will be conducted by Official Auction Partner Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers.
Register your interest to attend the auction here: https://elmermaidstone.co.uk/auction/