A new art exhibition designed to showcase emerging local talent opens this weekend in Macclesfield.

Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition will give all kinds of artists the chance to show their work whether they are young, old, amateur or professional.

The inspiration for the new exhibition came from the Barnaby Art Trail, which showcases work in venues around the town throughout the summer Festival.

The free exhibition will be held at the town’s Silk Museum from Saturday 7 December to Saturday 1 February and will be a great place to start your Christmas shopping. Some 168 artists submitted work for consideration and 153 have made it through to the exhibition.