Art show with a difference

Derbyshire Open Arts, Clare Allen, John E Walter, Ruth Marsden and David Hoodith along with Helen Brocklehurst will all be exhibiting at 67 Mellor Road New Mills.
Derbyshire Open Arts, Clare Allen, John E Walter, Ruth Marsden and David Hoodith along with Helen Brocklehurst will all be exhibiting at 67 Mellor Road New Mills.

HOMES, studios and public halls across the county will be among the venues throwing open their doors as part of this year’s Derbyshire Open Arts festival.

Held between Saturday May 28 and Monday May 30, Derbyshire Open Arts is a free, not-for-profit open arts and craft event.

Each year over 100 artists and crafts people display their work in a range of different venues and then invite the public to view and purchase work, and meet the professionals.

Among the participating artists are Ruth Marsden, David Hoodith, John E Walter, Helen Brocklehurst and Clare Allan, who will be displaying a range of paintings, photography, ceramics and drawings at 67 Mellor Road in New Mills.

Work by other artists will be on show at the following venues: New Mills Original, Rock Mill Lane; 4 Cresswell Street, New Mills; 200B Hayfield Road, Birch Vale; 49 Bridgemont, Whaley Bridge; Blackberry Barn Studio, Bamford; 19 Wood Lane, Hayfield; 4 Wyatville Avenue, Buxton; The Pottery, Blackwell Hall Farm, Blackwell-in-the-Peak, Taddington, near Buxton.

The arts festival will run on Saturday May 28, Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30. Opening hours are usually 11am-5pm, unless otherwise stated by individual venues. Admission to the events is free.

For details of all events, visit www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk.