DURING August, 18 artists and craftspeople in the Pembroke area will be opening their studios and homes to the public.

Now in its fifth year Art Out West is now firmly established as an exciting showcase of artistic talent in South Pembrokeshire.

This is an opportunity to meet and chat to artists and view a wide range of work including stained glass, lampwork glass, great sounding guitars made out of upcycled materials, sculpture, printmaking, paintings, photography and even a polar ark carved from wood.

Open studios and exhibitions include screenprints at Esteam, Castlemartin Printworks; lampwork glass in Hundleton; paintings and prints by Adrian James in Main Street, Pembroke; art by tattooist Lee’ Trashcan’Minton, guitars by George Parfitt, sketches and paintings in Cosheston, and drawings and paintings in Freshwater East.

New this year is the Art in the Garden exhibition at the Stackpole Walled Gardens, with artworks sited around this historic, working environment.

There is the opportunity to take part in various creative workshops during the month from sand drawing and beach art to woodcarving, willow weaving, pottery and pinhole photography.

Most studios are open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout August to enable visitors to plan a day out visiting several of the venues on the trail.

The event will be launched at Stackpole Walled Gardens on August 1, from 6-8pm, with live music from the Skylarks and Dockyard Guitars, refreshments and the ever-popular raffle of work by participating artists.

For more information pick up a leaflet at libraries and tourist information centres or visit the Art Out West page on Facebook.