AN art exhibition is taking place hoping to bring the community together.

The TeesdaleArtNet will kick off its open studios events at The Witham Art Gallery in Barnard Castle.

The events include a selling exhibition at The Witham, which will see work from all 30 members of the TeesdaleArtNet, including textiles, felt, sculpture, ceramics, as well as paintings, drawings and prints.

The artists are supporting The Witham Appeal to help secure the long-term future of the gallery.

They will be donating pieces to the building and all proceeds from sales will go to the appeal.

The show runs from October 12 to November 3.

For more information visit or call 01833 631107.