ART in the Pen returns to Skipton for its 13th annual event in 2018.

The event, which this year will feature 199 exhibitors, will be held in Skipton Auction Mart from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday, August 11 and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, August 12.

Organisers of Art in the Pen say the event is a well established and highly regarded art and craft fair that runs each year in Thirsk and Skipton Auction Marts.

A spokesman for Art in the Pen said: “From humble beginnings, the event has developed into what many now consider to be the north’s leading art event.

“Back in 2005, Art in the Pen started out as a relatively small number of artists transforming cattle pens into galleries to sell their original work. The organic and informal nature of the event really captured the attention of visitors, who now return each year in increasing numbers.

“Today, Art in the Pen has flourished into a sprawling event, with an abundance of creativity and craftsmanship at every turn.”

Tickets cost £5 on the door. For further details visit