Some 400 people visited the second Warcop Art & Craft Exhibition over the Bank Holiday weekend, which showcased the talent of 40 local artists and crafts people. Visitors from far and wide were treated to a variety of work from paintings in a range of media, jewellery, wood-turning, glassware, quilt-making and many other crafts. Some exhibitors were selling their work while others were happy just to show what they had created.
There was a fantastic range of cakes and treats provided by local volunteers which went down very well too. Many children attended and there was a Treasure Hunt and a drawing competition. All visitors voted for their favourite piece and also for the best piece of art by pupils from Warcop C of E Primary School. The raffle featured about 20 art and craft pieces donated by the exhibitors.
Overall, the event raised over £1000 which will go towards purchasing much-needed equipment for the Parish Hall. The organisers would like to thank all the many volunteers who staffed the hall and helped put up and take down the exhibition, which now looks like becoming a popular annual event on the local art and craft scene.