A total of 108 artists, stretching from the Yorkshire coast to the dales, will throw open their studio doors this summer.

The artist-run collective, North Yorkshire Open Studios (NYOS), sees more than 100 artists invite the public to take a peek into their studios across two weekends in June.

Visitors can plan and map their journeys with the help of the NYOS website which gives a description of the artists’ work as well as directions to the studios, including parking, accessibility and other information.

Sites include a studio built out of straw bales by artist David Beresford in Weeton, lit forge demonstrations by sculptor and blacksmith Adam Crane in Ripon, and sculptor Michael Kusz in Richmond who is offering the chance to meet his pet crow while touring his workshop.

Main image: John Creighton

NYOS is a not-for-profit community that works to support the hundreds of painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewellers, ceramicists, photographers and creatives who live and work in North Yorkshire. The initiative offers a platform for emerging and established artists, working in different styles and materials.

To be posted a free full colour brochure that lists all the artists and features a map of the art trail 2022, go to the nyos.org.uk website to sign up.

North Yorkshire Open Studios takes place over two weekends: June 4-5 and June 11-12, 2022.