EDEN Arts' C-Art festival continues across Cumbria until Sunday (September 17).

Among the many artists involved is Armathwaite artist Michael Anderson whose Nobody Told Me It Would Come Back self-portrait depicts Michael’s own life and struggles with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). His painting will be exhibited together with other works at The Old School Hall, Armathwaite, from 10am-5pm. Prints of Michael’s work will be included in a raffle, with all proceeds going to national charity, The British Polio Fellowship.

Other work on display alongside Michael's includes ceramics from John Anderson; glass and multimedia from Phil Dutton; sculpture from Craig Harding; and paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography by Brian Shields.

Among the many artists opening their creative homes to the public as part of the huge countywide C-Art event is renowned potter William Plumptre. William is staging an exhibition at his home at Pool Bank Witherslack, open Saturday and Sunday (September 16/17) 11am-4pm each day.

Artspace at The Factory, Kendal, joins the C-Art trail from Friday-Sunday (September 15-17, 10am-4pm) with an exhibition of paintings and drawings by

Tina Balmer, Kate Bigland, David Penn and Pam Williamson.

Also tied into C-Art is this year’s Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour Luminosity, which looks at light - reflections, images and installations - through contemporary craftwork such as glass, sculptural textiles, film, electronics and neon installations, and is on show at The Old Courthouse in Shap.

“Luminosity is all about celebrating light,” says Highlights Craft Tour officer, Karen Babayan. "Five of the participating artists and designer makers are based in the north of England themselves and they’re joined by Statira Jazayeri, a Swedish artist with Iranian roots, and Evagelia Hagikala who is originally from Greece.”

Luminosity opens at The Old Courthouse on Friday, September 15. There will be an artist’s talk and demonstration by Statira Jazayeri on Friday followed by a masterclass in sculptural textiles on Saturday. On Sunday (September 17) there will be a family drop-in workshop and a Makers Market. The exhibition is open daily until Saturday, September 23.

After Shap, Luminosity will be on tour to The Witham at Barnard Castle from October 14 until November 4, St Mary’s Church at Kirkby Lonsdale, November 6-12 and St Thomas’ Church Hall in Stanhope from November 17-19, coinciding with the Durham Lumiére Festival.

For further information visit www.highlightsnorth.co.uk.