Bideford town mayor officially declared the brand new art and craft studios at the pannier market open this weekend.

Bideford Pannier Market celebrated the opening of its brand new art and craft studios on Saturday.

Mayor Phil Pester and town crier Jim Weeks officially declared the eight new units open.

They will be used as working studios for local artists.

A special St George's Day fair was held on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening.

Scroll through the photos in the gallery above from the day.