CRAVEN Arts is celebrating the holiday season with a Christmas exhibition showcase featuring works by more than 40 local artists.

The free exhibition runs from Saturday, November 11, to December 23 in the Exhibition Gallery at Skipton Town Hall.

It will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and on Christmas market Sundays.

A wide range of creative artwork will be on display and available to buy, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramic art, textile art, prints and fashion design.

Craven Arts founder Virpi Kettu is an animation artist whose work includes ‘Wallace and Gromit’ and popular music videos such as Radiohead’s ‘Burn the Witch.’

She said: “We founded the organisation in 2016 and we are delighted that membership has more than doubled this year.

“We were inundated with applications from talented local artists and an independent panel of curators selected 42 artists to showcase their work. We are excited to connect the creative people and their audiences in the Craven area.”

Megan Hickes, project officer based at Skipton Town Hall, said: “We’re delighted to once again collaborate with Craven Arts and to play a part in showcasing and celebrating a brilliant and diverse collection of artwork from our local area.”

In addition to the main exhibition, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday November 11, Craven Arts members will host a day of free creative displays and small pop-in workshops in the gallery space at Skipton Town Hall.

Then on Sunday, November 12, six artists will give short talks about their work at the Narrow Boat pub from 6pm and 8pm.

“These extra events are an important part of our mission,” says Ms Kettu. “We are passionate about art and creativity locally and we are looking forward to sharing that passion with the Craven communities.”

Craven Arts, which has over 50 members, is a registered charity which promotes creativity and artist connectivity in Craven area and within a 20-mile radius of Skipton.

For more information about the artists and events visit