Artists have been drawn to Hastings for centuries, attracted by its light, its scenery - and its fishing fleet.
Now the paintings they produced - and some remarkable photographs too - have gone on display in a new exhibition- among them, a Turner masterpiece.
John Ryall was there for the opening.
John spoke to exhibition organiser Catherine Harvey, Hastings fisherman Paul Joy and photographer John Cole.
The exhibitions celebrate the people at the heart of Hastings' famous fishing industry, past and present:
The exhibition, at Hastings Art Gallery and Museum, runs until October. Admission is free.