Wallingford is set to welcome art lovers this May as it showcases work by the town's residents.

A range of art studios, specially curated exhibitions, and original artwork adorning town centre businesses will greet visitors during the Oxfordshire Artweeks event from May 18 - 27.

Participating artists include painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewellers and sculptors.

A town council-supported Art Trail map leading art enthusiasts through the town and surrounding villages will be available from the information centre and participating venues.

Visitors to Ayres House Studios and the Potters Wheel will be offered a glimpse into artists' working spaces.

Oxford Mail: Ayres House StudiosAyres House Studios (Image: Wallingford Town Council)

Emma Souter, studio manager at Ayres House Studios, said: "We have a wide range of artwork on display and who knows what you will discover when you visit."

A new addition this year, 'Artist Showcase', will run at the town hall from May 24 - 27.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a range of artwork styles, with a single piece on display from each Artweeks participant.

Jason Atomic, curator of the showcase, said: "This is the ideal starting point for visitors to find work they like and go on to visit their studio or exhibition in the town and the surrounding area."

The Art Walk builds on a successful launch last year as artists are paired with town centre shops and cafes to showcase their work.