AN art hub is opening its doors to celebrate an annual exhibition.

Greenfield Arts in Newton Aycliffe will hold an evening to preview the Open Art exhibition and welcome artists and tutors who will demonstrate their craft.

This year the theme for the exhibition is 'Play'.

Those attending the celebration event will be the first to see the exhibition, featuring work from over thirty artists.

Mixed Media artist Sharron Bates will be on hand with collage materials to create pieces of art alongside Spanish language tutor Daria Coates – who will demonstrate creative learning through games and the exploration of Spanish delicacies.

Tutor and artist at Greenfield Arts, Dawn Belshaw, will also be showing visitors how to make art from recycled materials.

During the night, gallery-goers will have the chance to meet public collaboration artist Richard Bliss.

Mr Bliss is a groundbreaking artist in the field of identity and gender stereotypes.

He will share insight into his Quest for the Perfect Shirt project that explores masculinity by making shirts in public.

The event at Greenfield Arts, on the Greenfield Community College site will be held on Wednesday March 13 from 6pm.

It is free and open to the public, refreshments will be available.

If you would like to know more about the gallery programme, or its projects and activities visit or call 01325 379048.

The Greenfield Gallery is open from 10am until 9pm from Monday to Thursday and from 10am until 4pm on Friday.