See where art is made, displayed and meet the artist | current events in date order

Open Studios Ayrshire
24 Apr to 27 Apr

Come and enjoy the stunning Ayrshire coastline and countryside from Troon to Ballantrae - and take away a beautiful painting | photograph | vessel ... to enjoy every day and remind you of your visit!   Artists, cafters, photographers invite you to their workspaces and studios ~ Inspiration from so many styles and methods


http://www.openstudiosayrshire.com
http://www.facebook.com/OpenStudiosAyrshire
https://twitter.com/OSAyrshire
SevernVale Art Trail
30 Apr to 10 May

presents a wealth of talent by local artists and makers including paintings in oils, watercolour and pastel, ceramics and sculpture, prints and drawings, photography, jewellery, textiles, stained glass, and woodturning


http://thornburyartsfestival.com/art-trail/
https://www.facebook.com/severnvalearttrail
https://twitter.com/SevernValeArts
Art @ Ancrum
2 May to 4 May

Meet the Artists at a long weekend of exhibitions by professional artists and makers in several venues throughout the village of Ancrum


http://www.artatancrum.org.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-at-Ancrum/549265275094428
https://twitter.com/ArtatAncrum
Open Studios Notts 2015
2 May to 14 Jun

Over 200 artists & craft makers are taking part in 'Open Studios Notts 2015', with open studios and related art events between 2 May & 14 June, and an accompanying exhibition in the gallery space at Rufford Craft Centre from 3 May to 7 June, pointing to where and when the studios are open.


http://www.osnotts.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/openstudiosnotts
https://twitter.com/OSNotts
Needham Open Studios | USA
2 May to 3 May

Come take a behind-the-scenes look at Needham's community of visual artists, tour and visit the artists in their studios, see how they make their art, and find unique hand-made treasures


http://www.needhamopenstudios.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Needham-Open-Studios-May-2-3-2015/300109708419
Open Up | Sheffield & South Yorkshire
2 May to 4 May, 9 May to 10 May

Open UpOver 150 artists in Sheffield and South Yorkshire in 63 venues, across 2 weekends you are welcomed by a range of artists of different genres, who produce an astonishing array of quality, creative work in every style and medium imaginable. Watch artists demonstrate their techniques, exhibit and make their work, and some artists will offer opportunities to take part in workshop activities. Come and see what they do, how they do it, and ask them why they do it!


http://www.openupsheffield.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Up-Sheffield/165739436837727
https://twitter.com/openupsheffield
Oxfordshire Artweeks
2 May to 25 May

North Oxfordshire  2 - 10 May
Oxford City   9 - 17 May
South Oxfordshire  16 - 25 May 

Each May, Oxfordshire artists and craftspeople open their studios to the public for the county’s most important arts festival.


http://www.artweeks.org/
https://www.facebook.com/OxfordshireArtweeks
https://twitter.com/OxonArtweeks
Silicon Valley Open Studios | USA
2 May to 3 May, 9 May to 10 May, 16 May to 17 May

Silicon Valley Open Studios is pleased to announce the addition of Pacific Coast communities for the May 16 - 17 weekend.Weekend One: Northern Area May 2 - 3

Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo

Weekend Two: Central Area May 9 - 10

Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Stanford, Sunnyvale

Weekend Three: Southern Area and...


http://www.svos.org/
https://www.facebook.com/SiliconValleyOpenStudios
https://twitter.com/SVOpenStudios
Open Studios North Fife
2 May to 3 May

artists, makers and designers welcome you to visit them in their work spaces in the north of Fife over the first weekend in May


www.openstudiosfife.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/OpenStudiosNorthFife
https://twitter.com/OpenStudiosFife
Artists' Open House Dulwich Festival | SE London
8 May to 17 May

Over 200 artists throw open the doors of their homes and studios to show their work in an intimate setting. Work on display ranges from paintings, photographs, sculpture and ceramics to jewellery and furniture. Find details and maps in the Artists’ Open House booklet, available free in local shops, bars and cafés.

11AM - 6PM


http://www.dulwichfestival.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsOpenHouseDulwichFestival
https://twitter.com/ArtistsOpenHse
Cockpit Arts | WC1
8 May to 10 May, 15 May to 17 May

Holborn: 8-10 May @ Cockpit Yard  Northington Street  London WC1N 2NP
Deptford: 15-17 May @ 18-22 Creekside  London SE8 3DZ

Fri: 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 11am-6pm

FREE! Come along! See behind the scenes and support extraordinary independent designer-makers, making craft with creative edge


http://www.cockpitarts.com
https://www.facebook.com/cockpitarts
https://twitter.com/Cockpit_Arts
Digswell Arts | The Forge
9 May to 10 May

Artists at The Forge Digswell will be opening their studios to visitors - all welcome!


https://carylbeach.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/open-studios-the-forge-digswell/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1553523474868207/
https://twitter.com/carylbeach
Newbridge Arts Trail | Bath
9 May to 10 May

The Newbridge Arts Trail happens over the second weekend in May in Bath.
It is an event for the whole community and a great opportunity to meet local artists and makers and discover how they work
.


http://www.newbridgeartstrail.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newbridge-Arts-Trail/322453987819197
https://twitter.com/NewbridgeArts
BS9 Arts Open Studios
9 May to 10 May

Meet artists at venues  in  Stoke Bishop,  Westbury-on-Trym  &  Henleaze

11am - 5pm


http://www.bs9arts.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/BS9-Arts/605774372826383
https://twitter.com/BS9Arts
Ilfracombe Art Trail
9 May to 10 May

An open house event of artists, of all disciplines, displaying their work in their own homes, art galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants etc all around the town


http://artilfracombe.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/IlfracombeArtTrail
https://twitter.com/Art_Ilfracombe
Fowey Arts Trail
9 May to 16 May

NEW Artists of Fowey invite to see their work in studios, galleries and around estuary, where Daphne du Maurier lived.


www.foweyfestival.com
https://www.facebook.com/FoweyFestival
https://twitter.com/fowey_festival
Second Floor Studios | SE18
16 May to 17 May

We currently have a membership of over 270 artists, crafts makers and designers ranging from recent graduates, emerging artists and makers to long established practitioners - See more at: http://www.secondfloor.co.uk/#sthash.FX3WCOkP.dpuf


http://www.secondfloor.co.uk
https://twitter.com/2ndfloorstudios
Crickhowell Open Studios
23 May to 25 May
http://www.crickhowellinfo.org.uk/http://www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk/what-to-do/activities/art-galleries/artist-studios/tourism/attractions/festivals-events/listing/526
https://breconbeacons.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/crickhowell-open-studios/
https://twitter.com/orielcric
Wylye Valley Art Trail
23 May to 31 May

a nine day festival of visual art and craft in and around the Wylye Valley, South Wiltshire. A unique opportunity to see the wide range of art being carried out in this area. Visit open studios, exhibitions and galleries. Meet and talk to artists and craftspeople.


http://wvat.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wylye-Valley-Art-Trail/170107543030942
https://twitter.com/WylyeValleyArt
Bear Flat Artists Open Studios
23 May to 25 May

Bear Flat Artists Open Studio is now in its 13th year and takes place every late May Bank Holiday in the southwest of Bath.

This year over 30 artists will be showing in over 20 venues, all within walking distance of The Bear Hotel on Bear Flat.

Come along and discover a wealth of original art made locally here in Bath: fine art, photography, textiles, illustration, ceramics, jewellery and sculpture.


www.bearflatartists.co.uk
www.facebook.com/bearflatartists
Open Studios Cornwall
23 May to 31 May

artists and craftspeople throwing open the doors to their studios for a week at the beginning of the summer

Brochure available for download


http://openstudioscornwall.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/OpenStudiosCornwall
https://twitter.com/OpenStudiosCorn
Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios
23 May to 7 Jun

272 artist venues involving over 550 artists, will be open across Norfolk. Art Trails, demonstrations and events have also been organised by artists for visitors.  See the website for full details and to download a brochure containing all artist venues.


http://www.nnopenstudios.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/NNOpenStudios
https://twitter.com/NNOpenStudios
Art Trek Open Studios | NDevon
23 May to 7 Jun

Art Trek, the area’s largest open studios event


http://www.northdevonarts.co.uk/
Purbeck Art Weeks Festival
23 May to 7 Jun

Set in the beautiful countryside of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset the Purbeck Art Weeks Festival celebrates a wide variety of artists and art forms.  Over 100 artists are exhibiting in our Open Studios and local galleries.  From artists exhibiting for the first time to local professional artists we can promise you an inspiring variety of art and a warm welcome in all our studios.  As a full arts festival, in the evenings we offer an experience of star performers at affordable prices.


http://www.purbeckartweeks.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/purbeckartweek
Gŵyl Celf Llŷn Arts Festival
23 May to 31 May

NEW festival is on the Llyn Peninsula in NW Wales! An exciting opportunity to see artists at work in their studios, to chat with artists and crafts people about their creative process, to experience the amazing diversity of talent in the local area, or to participate in one of the many workshops. Come see artists doing what they do best!


http://llynartsfestival.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/680406785336003/
https://twitter.com/LlynArts
Rutland Open Studios
30 May to 31 May, 6 Jun to 7 Jun, 13 Jun to 14 Jun, 20 Jun to 21 Jun, 27 Jun to 28 Jun

Art in the Making - an action packed weekend of art and craft 30 & 31 May  followed an invitation to visit their studios and workshops throughout weekends in June.


http://www.rutlandopenstudios.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/RutlandOpenStudio
https://twitter.com/Rutopstud
E17 Art Trail | London
30 May to 14 Jun

Bestow giftwraps the invitation of over 3500 practising artists and creative contributors, an invitation to enjoy the vision, to relish the gifts and to consider the ideas of our creative community. Doors are open to you revealing new compositions in artists workspaces and homes. Poets, playwrights, musicians, and comics will captivate you with stories old and new. You will encounter art that is joyous, challenging, confrontational, delightful, humourous, distinguished,...


http://www.e17arttrail.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/E17ArtTrail
https://twitter.com/E17ArtTrail
Art on the Map | Uist
30 May to 20 Jun

Welcome to the trail - an ideal way to see the amazing range of work from the creative people of the islands, stunning scenery and an opportunity to meet the artists and makers in person. From South Uist through Benbecula and Grimsay and up to North Uist – a truly inter-island event for the Southern Isles. We’d love to see you.

Entrance to all venues is free. Look out for the distinctive black and white signs around the islands.


www.uistarts.org
Shropshire Hills Art Week
30 May to 7 Jun

Shropshire Hills Art Week | SHAW set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a wonderful way to discover artists and makers who are opening their studios for visitors to come and see their wonderful, skilled and unique creations.


http://www.shropshirehillsartweek.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shropshire-Hills-Art-Week/569377059810156
https://twitter.com/ShropsHillsArt
Wilmslow Art Trail
5 Jun to 7 Jun

Wilmslow is staging its first ever Art Trail on Sept 20/21st 2014. Wonderful pop-up exhibitions by professional artists will be dotted around the town's venues!


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilmslow-Art-Trail/1433598846919642
https://twitter.com/WilmslowArt