A charity supporting local artists is set to mark 10 years since its first pop-up gallery in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre. 

Arts in Redditch was launched in May 2014 as a showcase for local artists to exhibit and sell their work. 

The galleries made use of vacant retail premises offered by the then general manager, Ken Williams, who "embraced the opportunity to introduce new activity in the centre". 

The idea was the brainchild of Malcolm Hall, the former chairman of the charity, and has been supported by secretary and trustee Philip Roberts. 

A spokesperson for Arts in Redditch said: "Since 2014, the pop-up galleries have been held twice a year in May and November. The only exception was 2020 due to the pandemic. 

"Over this period, it is calculated that more than 200 local artists have participated and over 30,000 people will have visited at least one pop-up gallery." 

The event is run entirely by volunteers, mostly the artists themselves, who donate many hours to setting up and curating the exhibitions. 

The next pop-up gallery opens on Thursday, May 16 at Unit 10 Walford Walk opposite Next. 

It will run until Sunday, May 26 and will be open from 10am until 4pm each day. 

More than 50 artists will be participating with over 600 artworks on display. 

All work is for sale at reasonable prices.