A NEW arts and crafts hub selling local artists’ work is due to open at Vallum Farm this Saturday.

Creative Arts Studios Northumberland, founded by Lucy Hudson, is a venue designed to support and showcase artists based in the county.

The studios offer exhibition space for 30 artists selling and 15 artists delivering workshops in their field of artistic expertise to generate further income and attention to their business.

Lucy said: “It has long been a dream of mine to have a space and platform for me as well as other local artists and makers to promote art work and hold art and craft workshops for the general public.”

The studios will also hold workshops for children to adults in various art and craft techniques and will hopefully running weekly art classes for children, as well as weekly creative hub sessions.

Lucy added: “These sessions will offer artists the opportunity to come together and network with another, work on their creative projects with others around them to get feedback from and generally be in a supportive environment.

“We can support as many Northumberland artists as possible, not only to sell their work but so they can teach others.”

The grand opening at Vallum Farm on Saturday, March 2 will feature free classes for kids throughout the day, starting from 10.30am.