Cumbria artists to share their secrets

More than 160 artists, designers and craftspeople in some of England’s most beautiful countryside are gearing up to thrown open their doors to the public as part of the second C-Art open-studios event.

The festivities, which take place in the Lake District and across Cumbria, run from September 14 to 29 and take the form of a ‘trail’ – distinctive yellow signs will pop up across the county nearer the time, directing visitors to the studios runs by ceramicists, silversmiths, glass-blowers, sculptors, felters, weavers, painters and printmakers.

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There, you’ll be able to buy piece direct from the artist, and talk about their work. A programme of hands-on workshops is also being organised.

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Last year’s C-Art attracted some 11,500 visitors, generating in excess of £76,000 in sales for local artists. For details, visit

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