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The final weekend of the Art Tour 2014 will see almost 50 artists exhibiting and offering insight into their creative practice

Puffin Willa Story, from Unique In Glass is a stained glass mosaic artist based at Eastgate, Hexham. She is taking part in the Art Tour
Puffin Willa Story, from Unique In Glass is a stained glass mosaic artist based at Eastgate, Hexham. She is taking part in the Art Tour

This weekend sees the final weekend of The Art Tour 2014.

Now in its 19th year, the ever-popular event gives art lovers the opportunity to meet the artists, maybe buy an original work of art or attend a workshop and learn a new skill - all while travelling around the North East and taking in its diverse loveliness.

So far this month, there have been three weekends of creative activity across the region, with almost 50 artists throwing open the doors of their studios and galleries to exhibit their work and share their working practices.

And Saturday and Sunday look set to be the busiest yet in true finale fashion.

Among the artists on the tour are glass artist, Willa Story in Eastgate, Hexham; printmaker and designer Anna Casey in Allendale; painters Peter Flanagan in Market Place, Hexham; Sue Fenlon in the Old School Gallery, Alnmouth; and Sheila Smith in High Mickley, Stocksfield.

The best way to get around the Art Tour is to download the map and guide which offers a flavour of the artists which are stationed in each location, allowing visitors to plan their trip according to their artistic taste.

 

You may also like to find out about the workshops on offer, which this weekend include Salt Dough Sheep and Other Beasts at Rose Furlonger’s studio in Heddon on the Wall (call 01661 853 156 to book) and glass demonstrations at Willa Story’s studio in the Old Transformer Shed, Eastgate, Hexham.

To find out more and download the map, visit www.networkartists.org.uk

Meanwhile if you’re out on the Art Tour - or are one of the artists exhibiting, we’d love you to contribute to our ever-expanding online gallery of pictures - both of the work that can be seen and of people enjoying the experience. You can tweet your photographs to @culturemag or email them to sam.wonfor@ncjmedia.co.uk

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