ILKLEY will once again be the focal point for artists in Yorkshire as the Ilkley Art Show opens its doors tomorrow (Friday August 15) for the two day event, expected to bring exhibitors and art lovers from far and wide.

One of the highlights of the event, which takes place at the King's Hall, will be an art exhibition featuring 50 artists, with more than 300 paintings.

The event will also feature many demonstrations by artists as well as goods on sale from art material suppliers. Visitors can see artists in action using many different media - from soft pastel to oil painting.

Artists from around the country will be in attendance, including some recognise names from the art world.

Among the exhibiting artists will be local artists Jeremy Taylor form Baildon, Tracey Krupianka from Otley, Ilkley artists Nigel Overton and Denise Ledgerwood, besides nationally well known artists, including Tony Hogan from York, Charles Evans from Northumberland and Coxwold based artists Terry Harrison and Fiona Peart.

The show is once again supported by The Art Shop in Ilkley. During the show Ilkley artist Lucia Smith will both be exhibiting and demonstrating her pastel work at the shop.

Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite picture with one lucky voter winning an original picture.

The show takes place tomorrow and Saturday.

Doors will be open at 10am and will close at 4pm on both days. Refreshments will be available throughout both days.

Contact The Art Shop at, Hawksworth Street, Ilkley, on (01943) 609031 or visit for more details.