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Open Studios 2017

Open Studios 2017

Devon Open Studios is back next year from Saturday 9th - Sunday 24th September 2017!


Artists wishing to take part should download the registration form and guidleines below. Closing date for registrations is 28 February 2017. 



The 2017 guide will be out in early August. Available from from Devon Libraries, Tourist Information Centres and arts and community venues across the county. 

2016's guide is downloadable here (10mb PDF) for reference. 

Devon Open Studios is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios in some of the most beautiful, unexplored parts of Devon. In addition to being able to buy art direct from the creator, many demonstrate, give talks or give you a chance to have a go.

A cornucopia of art is on offer across Devon when over 200 resident artists and crafts people open their studios to show and sell their individual artworks to the public each September. The diversity of studios is remarkable; as here you can explore venues ranging from potter’s studios in meadows to medieval barns, sinuous sculpture gardens or garrets by the sea. These hidden havens reveal fascinating work in every medium that allows the opportunity to purchase affordable art, directly from the artist, and without gallery commission.

Venture out on self-guided art tours using our free full colour event guide or just by spontaneously following the yellow arrows scattered about the countryside. Meet the artists, participate in workshops and events, or simply create your own journey of discovery in this most spectacular landscape.

Artists wishing to take part in Open Studios 2017 will first need to become members of Devon Artist Network, apply here, and then will be sent full details of how to register in January 2017. Closing date for registrations each year is end of February. 

If you are visiting Devon and need a holiday cottage, then why not book through Helpful Holidays?

Helpful Holidays the West Country holiday cottage specialists and sponsors of Devon Open Studios are kindly helping us raise vital extra funds, by offering us a small commission for every new visitor booking a holiday. The booking will cost you no more, but we receive a small contribution to help running Devon Open Studios next year.

"We thoroughly enjoy visiting artists in their studios, particularly if they are working at the time. The standards this year are excellent.”   Visitor

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