IT began as a labour of love to help support their local church.
Now it has become an essential part of the summer for art lovers from across the area.
Work towards this year’s art exhibition at St Paul’s Church in Armitage Bridge begins after the weekend’s services when volunteers will clear chairs from the church and start the job of putting up screens on which many of the art works will be displayed.
By Tuesday, artists will be arriving with pictures and craftwork to display in the pretty church which nestles in a riverside setting.
Wednesday is the big day when the works are hung and displayed right across the church.
And there is little time for the work party to linger over the exhibits as the show opens on Thursday at 2pm.
The initial opening session is until 4pm with a further two hours of viewing from 7pm.
Opening times are the same on Friday with the exhibition doors open on Saturday, June 9 from 10am to 5pm.
The show is popular with exhibitors and art lovers alike as the church is a light and airy building which offers an ideal backdrop for a wide variety of pictures and craft work.
Over the years, the annual exhibition has raised thousands of pounds towards the upkeep of the church.
It has featured everything from watercolours and photographs to pottery and jewellery.