Food, meet art. Art, this is food.

Reuben Colley Fine Art Gallery blends high culture with good chow

Unless you've been in hiding or a ruthless diet means you've been avoiding the mere mention of good nosh, you'll know that Colmore Business District's annual Food Festival lands tomorrow - July 8 - at Victoria Square.

Attracting a veritable shedload of people (tens of thousands) it is an integral part of the city's cultural and culinary calendars.

Joining in the with two day celebration of all thinks edible, Reuben Colley Fine Art is mounting an exhibition of food-inspired art, and will have a marquee on Victoria Square.

Expect to see the versatile work of Brum based Danny Howes, who's taken to the canvas for all three of the above. His fine art skills are thrown joyously at the wrappers of childhood choccie favourite's Drifter and Crunchie as well as more traditional still life.

Also for your viewing pleasure art has been given the Alphabetti Spaghetti treatment by realist painter, Cameron Galt, who carefully arranges the individual letters in the bowls of pasta he paints. RCFA currently has a series of Galt's work, entitled Three Sacred Tondos (costing £4,950 each). But what does the piece pictured spell out? Well we're going to go ahead and give you one gargantuan clue. The painting on the right is titled Leonardo. Got it? Thought so.

The pop art brilliance of Brum fave Horace Panter (top) and the colourful creations of Mark Godwin (above) will also be on display, while our absolute favourite is the deli below, by Rick Garland. Go get some.