The high-resolution PDF version of the Northumberland Arts Guide is available HERE.
A publication with co-ordinating map of studios and locations where Northumberland's artists and artisans work is being released this month.
Published by the Northumberland Tourism Department in co-operation with the Arts Council of Northumberland, the Northumberland Arts Guide is part of the county's economic development strategy, says tourism director Eileen Lum.
"This publication is a tourism piece. The whole idea is to attract visitors to the area . . . for the arts community."
It will be complementary to the Farm Gate Guide. Released in 2007, it tells county visitors where they can buy local food from farmers and producers, Ms. Lum says.
Trissia McAllister, agriculture and creative services co-ordinator, has been working on contract on both publications.
About 35 artists are included in the first publication of the county arts guide, she says. Those who applied had to meet set criteria in order to be showcased with a picture and copy.
The key was to have a location where tourists could see artists' and artisans' work, Ms. McAllister says.
"The Arts Council of Northumberland is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within our community by developing widespread appreciation of, support for and involvement in the arts and culture," states council newsletter author Walter Luedtke in his frequent publications.
"This guide is an invitation to discover the region's creative talent, and highlights artists and artisan studios as well as theatrical venues."
Those wanting a free copy of the Northumberland Arts Guide can register at www.northumberlandtourism.com/en/forms/contact.aspx .