Portsmouth Artist My Dog Sighs has been busy devising an Easter hunt on a new level!
This year world-renowned street artist, My Dog Sighs is celebrating 20 years of creating work and having founded his career through Free Art Friday. To celebrate his 20th anniversary, he is creating a huge three-day Free Art treasure hunt over the Easter Weekend in Portsmouth.
Starting on Good Friday, 7th April, My Dog Sighs will be hiding over £45,000 worth of art across the city of Portsmouth, covering the north, south, east and west of Portsea Island.
My Dog Sighs will drop a third of the work daily and work with organisations across the city to help maximise the event’s impact on the local economy.
Items are being dropped at different times across the 72-hour period. Clues to the locations of the artworks will be shared on social media.
The treasure combines a small number of very high-value items, a generous amount of mid-price items and a large number of collectable items to give both the excitement of valuable prizes with plenty of opportunities for people to find something.
The list of prizes includes:
· 3 original hand-painted cans
· 20 hand-painted pebbles
· 60 exclusive limited edition prints only available via the treasure hunt
· 600 specially minted My Dog Sighs coins will only be available via the treasure hunt.
· 2000 beer mats
My Dog Sighs is a proud resident of Portsmouth and wants to give back to the city he loves. He has a large online following, with his works selling for thousands of pounds. An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 hunters will be searching the city for the opportunity to own one of his artworks.
“I couldn’t think of anything better to celebrate twenty years working on the street than going back to my freeartfriday roots and creating a giant treasure hunt across my home city. And who doesn’t love an Easter weekend running around hunting for treasure.” My Dog Sighs
To become a treasure hunter, follow #mdsfindit on Instagram or Facebook and get onto Portsmouth’s streets, beaches, cafes and more!
Participants are encouraged to ‘wear their love of My Dog Sighs’, so expect brightly coloured t-shirts, MDS umbrellas or hunters in MDS stickers. Some hunters are making elaborate costumes, and they will be rewarded by MDS spotters giving away goodies to those who have made an effort!
My Dog Sighs will also be out on the streets of Portsmouth and also in his art studio, where you can meet the artist.
“The studio is set up and will be open 10 am-3 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
There is a stock of t-shirts, a new sticker pack, pin badges, and even some jigsaws.
There’s a whole new body of paintings, and I’m even pre-selling a new print release before I open it up for public release in a few weeks’ time.” My Dog Sighs
You can find the studio above the Wedgewood rooms on Albert Road, Southsea. Po4 0jw