The spring exhibition from Leven Art Society will feature more than 250 original framed paintings.

It will take place from Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14 at Stokesley Town Hall.

The society, which was was founded in 1970 and has more than 150 members, runs workshops, demonstrations and events in village and church halls near to the River Leven throughout the year.

Its honorary president is world famous Middlesbrough artist Mackenzie Thorpe, and the society prides itself on donating funds to charities Tees Valley Arts and North East Autism Society.

The spring exhibition will feature more than 250 original framed paintings and 200 unframed paintings, most of which will be for sale. Children from local schools are also invited take part.

During the exhibition visitors are asked to vote for their favourite paintings. The artist who has painted the most popular work wins the Sheila Heggs Memorial Trophy. Sheila was a dedicated and much loved original member of the society and on her death she wished the silver rose bowl to be awarded annually.

In 2023 it was won jointly by Vicky Tucker and Fay Chetwood. The next most popular paintings are used to compile the society’s annual calendar.

Chairman Jim Miller completes ten years in 2024 and will step down from this demanding position, during which he has steered the society through the major disruption and upset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

All are welcome to the exhibition, which is open from 10am to 6pm on April 12 and 13, and 10am to 3pm on April 14.