VISITORS recently took part in the Three Peaks Arts open studio trail.

This was an inaugural event for Three Peaks Arts, a collaboration of practicing artists set up to raise the profile of artists working in the Yorkshire Three Peaks area.

Visitors picked up a trail leaflet and explored artists’ studios in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, Ingleton and High Bentham.

The trail opened on June 29 with a preview of artists’ work at Horton Old School, which served as the trail hub.

Alongside the exhibition, Three Peaks Arts welcomed four graduate students from Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art, who spent the week in residency at the school making work in the local landscape.

Workshops by Penny Hunt and Hester Cox allowed people to experiment with ceramics, drawing and printmaking processes.

Artists’ films were also shown, including work by Michael Crompton and Bridget Tempest.

Away from Horton, Settle and Giggleswick provided nine studios and galleries open to the public, featuring everything from jewellery to painting, printmaking to digital work.

Stonegate Glass Studio in Ingleton and Rachel Thornton in High Bentham also participated in the trail.

On September 8 and 9, Three Peaks Arts will hold All Stations Go!, which will be hosted by stations along the Settle-Carlisle Railway.