Since 2002, Warwickshire Open Studios has been helping visual artists and designer makers across the Warwickshire and the Coventry area connect with art-lovers who enjoy, buy, commission and participate in their work. We are a self-funded membership organisation run by a voluntary team who are all artists themselves. We organise the county's biggest free arts event, our annual Summer Open Studios event, run over two weeks in June and July. It's a friendly and relaxed way to view art in artists' homes, studios and gardens and becomes more popular with visitors each year. The accompanying brochure is a treasure trove of information, and is referred to by many people long after the event is over!
How do I get involved?
Join our mailing list to keep in touch with members' exhibitions, workshops, new designs and more.
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Join us as a practising artist
For an annual membership fee of £25 we offer year round support, advice, access to a large artist network across the Midlands and beyond, the opportunity to take part in events, talks and trips to exhibitions. And the endorsement of quality that Warwickshire Open Studios is known for.
As a member you are entitled to an online gallery page whether you take part in an Open Studios event or not. This can be updated throughout the year and has the facility to upload one image of yourself at work and six additional images of artwork, along with information on forthcoming exhibitions, website and contact details. This has proved to be a successful vehicle for additional sales and artists have been offered commissions and gallery space and sold paintings on the strength of these additional images.
Summer Open Studios
Your details will appear in a glossy and colourful free brochure. 25,000 copies of these will be distributed throughout Warwickshire and beyond. In addition we mount an effective publicity campaign across the county and further afield. Registration for 2018 has now closed.