A group of local artists is celebrating after hosting a successful open arts event, and raising £290 for Blythe House Hospicecare.

Peak Vision Arts is a new group of artists living and working around Chapel-en-le-Frith. Photographer, Lynne McPeake; 2D mixed media artist, Ingrid Katarina Karlsson; jeweller, Yuka Jourdain; ‘The Peak Potter,’ Louise Neilson; Julia Brownsword, a 3D mixed media artist, and illustrator, Elizabeth Challinor, make up the creative team.

They took part in the 13th annual Derbyshire Open Arts festival during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, showcasing and selling their work at the town’s Scout Hut.

With dedicated family and friends baking sweet treats and managing a small café during the weekend, the group raised almost £300 for Blythe House patients and carers.

Derbyshire Open Arts gives artists and crafts people the opportunity to open their studios to the public or exhibit with others in a combined venue such as a village hall or art gallery. It gives visitors an opportunity to see the breadth of art that is created in Derbyshire, to meet the creators and to purchase or commission works direct from the maker. This event showed the wealth of talent on our doorstep in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Last year, over 250 artists and craftspeople took part; selling and exhibiting work in many different venues countywide.

Find out more about Peak Vision Arts by visiting the group’s social media channels:

Photo L-R: Elizabeth, Louise, Lynne, Yuka, Ingrid and Julia with Jess McHale from Blythe House Hospicecare