An art exhibition is being held to raise money to support children around the world is opening tomorrow (Friday).
Emma Nelson was moved to put on the event after seeing pictures of children in Syria suffering during the recent conflict.
She is holding Art With A Big Open Heart Exhibition at the Exchange, in Howard Street, North Shields, to raise money for Save the Children.
It is being launched on Friday at 7pm featuring a range of work by artists and crafters – with bids invited for each of the items, most of which are themed around childhood.
Emma said: “Tynemouth Market Traders have contributed a large majority of arts and crafts; local art groups, businesses have also been very generous.”
There will be free kids art sessions from 11.30am to 1pm on the Saturday and Sunday, with the exhibition running until July 21.
The event will be open from 10am to 11pm each day after the launch event.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/artwithabigopenheart