PICA Studios, in Grape Lane, York, is holding an open day on Saturday from 10am to 6pm, when you have the opportunity to meet the artists, makers and designers in their workshop space.

Artists showing and selling at this informal Christmas exhibition are John Hollington, Evie Leach, Rebecca Carr, Mark Hearld, Lesley Birch, Lu Mason, Emily Stubbs, Penny Phillips, Jade Blood, Sam Snowden and Lesley Shaw.

"You are welcome to browse and buy original artwork and discover unique handmade gifts, direct from the makers, just in time for Christmas," says Rebecca.

"There will be festive refreshments and a performance piece by qb, a collaboration by two of the Pica artists, Gaia Blandina and Lynette Quek. Beforehand, you can visit picastudios.org for information about the exhibiting artists."

The Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Barbara Boyce, will attend the open day at 11am.