Artists, societies and clubs are being urged to open up their work places, houses and studios to the public as part of this year's Bradford Arts Trail.

Organisers are looking for artists who work in a range of forms including textiles, jewellery, ceramics, product design, digital arts, painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography to participate.

This is the fifth anniversary of the arts trail and it will form part of the £5 million Illuminate festival, an urban cultural programme hosting events in five regional cities throughout the year.

Running from July 28 to August 4, the arts trail programme will take its inspiration from Bradford-born artist David Hockney.

Mandeep Kandola, project co-ordinator, said: "Bradford Arts Trail provides a window for the public into Bradford's vibrant artistic community.

"It also creates opportunities for artists to showcase and sell their work through four exciting activities."

She added: "This year we aim to broaden the range of art work available to strengthen and build capacity within the visual and craft based arts sector in the Bradford area."

As part of the trail artists residencies and temporary gallery spaces will showcase work at venues in the city centre including the big screen in Centenary Square.

Crafts people, painters and other creative types will be invited to sell their work at an arts market at Saltaire on July 29 and 30. A map of the artworks locations will be drawn up and a bus tour will run to selected studios during the first weekend of the festival.

Mrs Kandola said she hoped the trail would attract artists from diverse backgrounds.

She said: "Some people do not have access to studios and are not comfortable showing work at their homes, so they will be able to showcase their art in alternative settings.

"We are looking at empty buildings in the centre of Bradford as options for temporary galleries. And we would like to hear from any businesses which would allow us to exhibit in their premises or in their shop fronts."

To take part in Bradford arts trail contact Mandeep Kandola on 07793 047 220.