Since 2002, Warwickshire Open Studios has been helping visual artists and designer makers across the Warwickshire and 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 mostly artists themselves.
We organise the county's biggest free arts event, our annual Summer Open Studios, run over two weeks in June/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!
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. Plus the endorsement of quality that Warwickshire Open Studios is known for.
As a member you're 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 offers the facility to upload one image of yourself at work and six additional images of artwork, along with information on forthcoming exhibitions, your own website and contact details. It has proven to be a successful vehicle for additional sales, with artists being offered commissions and gallery space or selling artwork on the strength of these additional images.
Summer Open Studios
As well as being promoted on the website via an Event page, your details will appear in a glossy and colourful free brochure – 25,000 copies of which will be distributed throughout Warwickshire and beyond. In addition, we mount an effective publicity campaign across the county and further afield, including active social media accounts.
How do I get involved?
Join our mailing list for up-to-date news and developments.