Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts 2017

Friday 26th May to Sunday 4th June 2017

An open for all, free to visit, annual arts event across Derbyshire. Our 10th anniversary event was held was held in 2016 and attracted around 300 artists and around 17,000 visitors.

NEW FOR 2017  -   Derbyshire Open Arts plus

For 2017 the event has been extended to include the option of being open longer, up to  9 days, so can now cover the whole week that follows the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. More details to follow throughout the year in our newsfeed, on social media and in the local press.

Our artists stage the event in all sorts of venues and it's a great opportunity for the public to meet them, get to know about their work, and purchase direct from the artist. 

Full colour brochures will be available free to the public each April in readiness for our event. There will also be a digital copy available to view on this website.

We do not operate a selection process so invite all artists to apply, please contact us if you would like more information contact us