Art galleries in Woodstock have united to create a new event aimed at art lovers, collectors, connoisseurs and causal fans.

Art Late Woodstock will celebrate the best of the town's galleries, shops and studios and help to put it on the map for buyers and tourists.

As well as a range of independent boutiques, it offers original art at the Dantzig, Zuleika, Darl-e & The Bear and Iona House galleries.

The inaugural event will see traders open their doors to all until 8pm next Wednesday, July 14, for a social evening of exhibitions, talks and drinks.

The event comes as the Blenheim Art Foundation opens its latest major solo exhibition. The show of work by Tino Sehgal runs from this Friday to August 15.

The show is being billed as the first exhibition at Blenheim designed specifically for the Park and Gardens.

Dantzig Gallery manager Marc West says: "Art Late Woodstock will provide a much-needed boost to our high street, encouraging our county to shop local and support independent traders.

"Visitors can look forward to a breadth of new works to suit every eye and pocket."