ART lovers can vote for their favourite ‘Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures’ exhibits online after the final four pieces of the competition were chosen.

Amateur artists, schools and community groups entered a range of pieces for the project and now people from across the borough get their chance to vote for the winner.

People were invited to create artwork inspired by their favourite buildings, open spaces, walks, views and local attractions.

Over the summer, entries were displayed at the borough’s four museums – Haden Hill House, Manor House Museum, Oak House Museum and Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery – and visitors voted for their favourite at each site.

The chosen finalist from the Cradley Heath museum is Hayley Jukes’ piece ‘Sunny Sunday Walks’, which will go up against Brunswick Park by Priory Primary School Art Club, Herons Trail by Wendy Priest and Old Chestnut at Sandwell Valley by Austin Clifford.

Councillor Steve Trow, cabinet member for culture and core council services, said: “I want to thank all the artists who entered the competition, which has given a really good insight into people's favourite 'hidden treasures' in Sandwell.

“Now we have our four finalists, I encourage everyone to take a look and vote for their favourite piece of art.”

Online voting will close on Friday, October 5, and can be done at, with the winner announced later that month.

Alongside the online vote, the four pieces will be going on a tour around local libraries – stopping off at Blackheath Library during the first week in October – so people can vote by paper.