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

Edinburgh Art Festival
31 Jul to 31 Aug

brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by establised and emerging artists and an innovative programme of special events. The vast majority of the festival is free to attend
Kirkcudbright Art and Craft Trail
1 Aug to 4 Aug

The Beach Huts are returning to the Harbour Square for this year's 'Trail - don't miss them
#Kirkcudbright Art & Craft Trail
Pittenweem Arts Festival
2 Aug to 10 Aug

Pittenweem has around 30 artists resident in the village and many more in the surrounding chain of small fishing villages set along the lovely East Neuk coastline ~ here is an exciting mixture of well-established invited artists, newcomers and resident artists, who exhibit in homes, studios, galleries and public spaces throughout the village and its environs over 9 days, we offer visitors a wide variety of exhibitions, workshops, performances, talks and children’s events,...
Bundeena & Maianbar Art Trail | Australia
4 May, 1 Jun, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 5 Oct

The Bundeena Art Trail is a diverse group of artists that are linked by our location, our common desire to live close to nature and an unusual willingness to open our studio's to the wider community, and offer a glimpse into the working life and creatiive journey of the artist
Thanet Open Studios | Ramsgate
9 Aug to 10 Aug, 16 Aug to 17 Aug, 23 Aug to 25 Aug

Featuring many of Thanet’s finest artists and their studios, this is an ideal opportunity to meet artists, to discover how and where they produce their work and buy from them directly.
Arran Open Studios | Isle of Arran
15 Aug to 18 Aug

Thirty local artists take part in opening their studios to visitors, all around the beautiful Isle of Arran
Hampshire Open Studios
16 Aug to 25 Aug

The artists have opened their studios and homes to showcase their work available to buy. Take this opportunity to acquire an original artwork. Talk to the artists, jewellers, photographers, potters and makers.

Look for the PINK direction arrows (not all venues have them)
Southampton Open Studio Trail
16 Aug to 17 Aug, 23 Aug to 24 Aug

there's so much to see visiting our thriving artists studios: sculpture, printmaking, painting, digital art, illustration, film, graphic design and ceramics. All Venues: 12 noon - 5 pm | More info at The...
22 Aug to 25 Aug

Creative hands across the Land

talented & innovative Artists & Makers inspired by the rich landscape they work in, deep in byways, beaches and glens. Studios for all to see, 10am to 5pm. The RED DOT TRAIL stretches from Oban (North) to the Island of Luing (West), Campbeltown (South) starting in Arrochar (East) where a warm welcome awaits visitors - ...
Fareham Art Trail
23 Aug to 30 Aug

a new art event coming to Fareham & showcasing talented individuals across a wide range of media
Drawn to the Valley
23 Aug to 31 Aug

... attracts scores of visitors each year and is an essential part of the Tamar Valley creative calendar. Drawn to the Valley has over 160 members, ranging from painters and printmakers to ceramicists, sculptors, calligraphers, jewellers and textile artists. Beautiful and Diverse Art Locally; view the brochure online or visit your local Tourist Information Office for a hard copy. Plan your days out now with an art trail!
Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios
23 Aug to 25 Aug

We invite visitors to explore the rich artistic culture we are lucky to have here in Bridport and its surrounding areas. You’ll find a wide variety of art on display, from well-known names to emerging artists and keen new-comers on show in studios, galleries and even in the artist’s homes. Don’t be shy! Open Studio events are designed to bring you into the artists’ workplace, to help you to experience the creative process first hand and maybe even give you a glimpse into the mind of the...
Crossing Borders Art Trail
29 Aug to 31 Aug

Enjoy The Borders where Scotland and England meet. Whether you are a previous visitor to the Crossing Borders Art Trail or planning your first visit, you are sure to love late Summer in The Borders. Let the Art Trail lead you through beautiful landscape, and picturesque towns and villages
Folkestone Triennial
30 Aug to 2 Nov
Coastal Currents | Hastings & Bexhill
30 Aug to 14 Sep

Artists in their homes, studios, beach huts and gardens ~ offering a wealth of arts and crafts from bold outdoor sculptures, to paintings, prints, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, books and prints ~ wonderful opportunity to meet local artists and makers, browse, buy or commission artwork ...
Helfa Gelf Art Trail | Open Studios
5 Sep to 7 Sep

Helfa Gelf /Art Trail, North Wales’ largest Open Studio Event, invites you to visit artists at work in their studios this September.
Swindon Open Studios
6 Sep to 7 Sep, 13 Sep to 14 Sep

Swindon artists open their studio doors, or showcase their work in a number of venues over 2 weekends in September - the brochure will be available on August 1st
6 Sep to 14 Sep

The North East Open Studios (NEOS) is Scotland’s Largest Open Studios event. An award winning, not for profit collective of artists, makers and galleries in the North East of Scotland who open their doors to the every year
Thurrock Art Trail
6 Sep to 21 Sep

Celebrting painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, potters, woodworkers, assemblage-makers, media-mixers, knitters, and more. | Herefordshire Art Week
6 Sep to 14 Sep

Visit artists' studios across Herefordshire with workshops, demonstration and much more
Perthshire Open Studios
6 Sep to 14 Sep

Welcome to Perthshire Open Studios

Nine days for artists to share with you, the visitor, their diverse and creative talent from Paintings, Drawings and Photography to Textiles, Jewellery, Sculptures and Ceramics and much, much more. Venues across Perthshire, Kinross-shire and other neighbouring counties. Some of the art is good enough to eat, and indeed you can - but check with the artist first!

It is a unique opportunity...
Herts Open Studios
6 Sep to 28 Sep

See art in action for free ! Find out about the artists, their work and inspiration and buy direct from them.  For venues and times obtain a brochure from
Harborough Artists Open Studios & Art Windows
13 Sep to 14 Sep, 20 Sep to 21 Sep

Everyone welcome to visit artists working in this lovely part of Leicestershire in a studio trail and Market Harborough shop windows. If you love art, this is an event not to miss

10.30am - 4.30pm
Colchester & Tendring Open Studios
13 Sep to 14 Sep, 20 Sep to 21 Sep, 27 Sep to 28 Sep, 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Artists open their studios to you for 4 Weekends in Autumn
Wilmslow Art Trail
20 Sep to 21 Sep

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!
Napa Valley Open Studios | USA
20 Sep to 21 Sep, 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Visit Napa Valley artists in their studios from 10am to 5pm throughout the Napa Valley!  A free, self-guided art discovery tour, Napa Valley Open Studios takes place over the last two weekends in September, and includes artists and fine craftspeople showing at different studio locations throughout the Napa Valley. Don't miss this opportunity to visit the creative spaces of Napa Valley, meet the artists, learn about their processes, and purchase art right at source. Some artists will be...
Somerset Art Weeks
20 Sep to 5 Oct

Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2014, a county-wide visual arts festival which showcases artist led-projects and exhibitions, providing a platform for artists to collaborate and show new work - SAW blogg
Jamaica Plain Open Studios | USA
20 Sep to 21 Sep

Jamaica Plain Opens Studios features over 200 local and regional artists in 60 plus locations in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Bike tours and other events happen throughout the weekend.
Wakefield Artwalk
29 Jan, 26 Mar, 28 May, 30 Jul, 24 Sep, 26 Nov

On a Wednesday in alternate months, take a walk on the wild side and experience Wakefield’s alternative night out! Venues across Wakefield come alive with a variety of visual arts and crafts, live music, and performances. All are welcome, so slip on some comfy shoes and come and enjoy the art on offer whilst you explore our city!
Cowal Open Studios
26 Sep to 29 Sep

Visit Cowal and see the parts that others don’t get to see

The many professional artists – painters, potters, weavers, sculptors, furniture makers, jewellers and photographers, who work on the Cowal peninsula in the midst of the beautiful Argyll countryside, open their doors to visitors on these four days (and on other times by appointment). From Arrochar and Cairndow to Dunoon and Toward, from Strachur to Tighnabruaich and many beautiful places in between, come and see what lies...