A Durham art market called Arts and Crafts InDurham will be launching in mid June to give artists a chance to showcase their work.
The Arts and Crafts InDurham art market will take place once a month with the aim of offering artists and art groups an opportunity to get their work in front of the public.
Beginning on Saturday June 15 between 10am and 3pm, the Durham art market will be held in Fowlers Yard on Back Silver Street, where there are already artists' workshops and galleries. To add to the atmosphere there will also be live music as well as food and drink from Leonard's Cafe and Hill Island Brewery.
Artists and art groups are now being invited to come forward and take part in the new event.
Managing director of Durham Markets Colin Wilkes said: "This is a great opportunity for both members of the many art groups in the Durham area or just budding amateur painters to showcase their paintings, prints, photos and the like. At the same time, it's going to bring people into Fowler's Yard, where they can get to know the businesses there better, and also discover artwork which would have few opportunities to be seen publicly.
"We're creating a festival-atmosphere in Fowler's Yard. Durham BID's Live InDurham team will be providing live music, and refreshments will be available from Leonard's Cafe and Hill Island Brewery."
Business engagement manager at Durham BID Adam Deathe said: "Whether living locally or travelling to Durham especially for Arts and Crafts InDurham, there is something for everyone, especially exploring the businesses of Fowler's Yard – the true creative and artistic hub of the city. The area is a gem to be explored that, of course, has its own jeweller alongside print artists, tapestry and embroidery, a legendary cafe and microbrewery to name but a few.
"I'd encourage you to come along to the city's very first Arts and Crafts InDurham to see what you can find. Whether it's a one-off piece of art or discovering a new business you didn't know was based in Durham, it's set to be a great event for visitors, creatives and business alike."
Any groups or individuals who would like more information about getting involved in the Durham art market should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 384 6153.