AN innovative art project is about to hit Huddersfield once again.
The HOST Open Studio Trail has grown each year since it began nine years ago.
And the original group of eight artists showing off their skills to the public has now mushroomed dramatically.
This year’s Trail weekend of September 17 and 18 will see 74 artists showcase their work at 30 venues across Huddersfield and Kirklees.
The organisers claim it will offer a fantastic opportunity to take a glimpse into the world of artists and their work.
Categories of work include ceramics, digital, installation, jewellery, mixed medium, painting, photography, printing, sculpture, textiles, wood and for the first time dance.
Venues for the event are situated across Huddersfield and Kirklees including the Lawrence Batley Theatre, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, local museums and artists’ own studios.
Workshops and demonstrations will be held at the venues.
A preview will also be held on the evening of Friday, September 16, from 6pm to 8pm at the Creative Arts Building of Huddersfield University exhibiting one piece of work from each artist taking part in HOST.
Pam Lonsdale, one of the organisers, said: “We have yet again attracted very talented artists to HOST offering a superb opportunity for the general public and arts lovers alike to enjoy the talents on offer in our area.
“The different range of arts presented ensures that there is something for everybody to enjoy and take part in throughout the weekend.
“We have been surprised at the response, especially in these current economic times. We have a large number of artists wanting to take part and it is now a very big event.
“It attracts people from all over the country and the quality of the art that will go on show is very, very good”.
Further details about the event can be found at www.hoststudios.co.uk.