Accrington town centre will be one of the spaces across the region to be transformed this summer through an innovative new art project.
LET - Liberating Empty Terrain - by Creativity Works aims to raise awareness of the high quality creative industries that exist in the area.
The project aims to bring artists' work direct to the public to enjoy, in places they may not usually expect art, such as empty shops and unused spaces.
Hyndburn Council is launching the Accrington part of the project with an event on May 8 from 11am to 4pm in the grounds of St James' Church, Accrington.
Creativity Works communications officer Elaine Lees explained: "LET is inspired by the To Let signs outside empty shops and town centres. The government has set aside an amount of money and allocated it to various districts including Pennine Lancashire in order to invest in empty shops and spaces and find something useful to do with this."
In addition the 'Portable Pixel Playground'- part adventure playground, part work of art and part computer game - will be visiting Accrington.
The playground has been designed to allow young people to use everyday technologies in fun and creative ways, providing them with new, interactive and hands-on experiences of art and technology.
Elaine added: "It's a new take on play for children, away from the usual inflatables or sandpit. It's different, and digital and uses sensory elements to bring it alive."
As part of the project a new 'mapping exercise', temporary art installations and exciting new creative drama pieces will also be created at the soon to be reopened Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle.
Community groups and local youth groups are invited to get involved. For more information visit www.civicartscentre.co.uk.