Alston Moor's artistic community is uniting in the form of the new collective, High Pennine Artists (HiPA).

Living in a remote area is said to bring 'plenty of inspiration', but it also makes it harder for artists to get noticed.

However, HiPA aims to turn the tides on their invisibility, providing an outlet for these artists to display and sell their creations at various craft fairs taking place throughout the year.

A HiPA spokesman said: “We have booked tables for High Pennine Artists at a number of craft fairs this year.

"The idea is to allow an outlet for artists who might only have a few pieces that they want to sell, or who can’t get to the fair.

"We take it in turns to supervise the tables, or volunteer to run a stall for HiPA alongside one for our own work.

"We are also going to hold an Art and Craft Fair of our own at Carrshield Village Hall on Sunday, August 11.

The group is hosting its own eventThe group is hosting its own event (Image: Supplied)

"There’s going to be a wide variety of different artists and it looks like it’s going to be a great day out.

"We hope to arrange a few social events to give us a chance to meet up with some of the other creative people in the area, share ideas and maybe try a few different crafts too.”

For interested parties, more information can be obtained from Julie Smith at Carrshield Pottery Studio.