Open Studios2019-09-06T15:29:31+00:00

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT 67 ARTISTS WILL BE EXHIBITING ACROSS 33 VENUES DURING BIRMINGHAM OPEN STUDIOS

THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEEKENDS OF 5/6TH AND 12/13TH OCTOBER – ALL 11AM TO 5PM. IT’S FREE AN FAMILY FRIENDLY

Now in its 3rd year, Open Studios allows artists of all standards to display their craft from their own homes or working studios.

The public can view all of the artists’ work – for free – in the artist’s creative environment, giving them an insight into the artist’s lives and creative processes

Public visits, purchases, praise and commissions give artists a reason to keep creating, and Open Studios means they do not have to pay sky-high commission rates to galleries on sales, instead keeping the earnings themselves. Our ethos is to promote creativity in the area, with a focus on community cohesion.

 

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To learn about our roots, ethos and vision, you can download our Birmingham Open Studios Manifesto here

Below are some images from previous years

More info:

  • Open Studios is a concept that allow artists to display and sell their art from their own home or studio. It allows the artist to display as much work as they wish, without having to pay the mad prices for expensive gallery wall space, or commissions per sale
  • Art lovers can visit the artist’s residence over the course of 2 weekends and are invited in to meet the artist, have a cuppa and find out about the artist’s work directly from the artist. It gives a very personal and direct approach that benefits both parties. The public can pick and choose which artists to visit and in any order they like. The event is free and family-friendly
  • Entry to each studio is free for the public, and the experience of a face-to-face interaction results in a higher chance of sales for the artists
  • 2017 (our first year) saw 29 artists exhibit over 12 locations. We have now over doubled in size
  • If an artist lives/works outside the event’s boundaries, they can still exhibit within them, by sharing another artist’s studio, or using a community centre
  • The concept has existed for decades in cities from Cambridge to New York. Brighton has been running the very successful ‘Open Houses’ event for years, and the Jewellery Quarter also runs a similar event in the summer

Do you want to get involved in next year’s event? Then please  CONTACT US to be added to our mailing list

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