A FREE art exhibition is set to take place to raise money for a community foundation.

Holloways, a contemporary furniture business in Suckley, is hosting the week-long event in aid of the Worcestershire Community Foundation which supports organisations and charities.

Edward Holloway, high sheriff of Worcestershire, has run Holloways for more than 30 years with his wife Diana.

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be hosting the first Garden Art Exhibition, in aid of WCF.

“We’ve had an incredible response from artists and sculptors keen to come.

“The breadth and quality of work is exceptional.

“From RHS Chelsea gold medal-winning sculptors to established artists with work in collections all around the world, we’ve handpicked every piece.

“Visitors to the exhibition are in for a huge treat and we’re extremely pleased to be raising money for WCF.”

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For every sale, artists will donate a percentage to WCF, which distributes money on behalf of the High Sheriff’s Fund to charities working with disadvantaged people across Worcestershire.

There are among 25 well-known names in total heading to the exhibition, which runs from February 7-13.

Worcestershire exhibitors include Paul Burton, who creates Earthlight sculptures inspired by his career in the mining industry; landscaper Peter Fletcher, who makes exquisite fire spheres; art lecturer Heather Farmer, who creates striking canvases of wildflower meadows and painter Melanie Williams.

A spokeswoman for the Worcestershire Community Foundation said: "We're very happy working with Ed on this fund raising activity and supporting young people through our work who might otherwise turn to a life of crime."

Artwork in oils, watercolours and dazzling gold leaf will sit alongside intricate giclee prints and bronzes, modern sculpture, garden ornaments and metal art.

A Meet The Artists programme is planned throughout the week, where art-lovers can meet the exhibitors and talk about their work.

Pieces range from £50 to £5,000. The Garden Art Exhibition is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm, and 11am-4pm on the Sunday.

Holloways’ cafe will be open for the duration of the exhibition, serving locally-sourced, seasonal menus