Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts 2019

This year we're excited to announce there are 205 artists exhibiting at 132 venues throughout Derbyshire.

Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts 2019. Your opportunity to visit artists and artisans throughout our beautiful county and maybe to buy a work of art to take home!

Over the last few months artists have been getting ready for the Derbyshire Open Arts Spring Bank Holiday event. Painters, ceramicists, textile artists, glass makers, jewellers, photographers, printers and many more have been working in their studios to produce works of art to delight the senses.

Whether you are an artist, a visitor or both, we hope you will take this opportunity to track down some of the more ‘off the beaten track’ studio venues. The artists will be delighted to welcome you and talk about their work. There are opportunities to try different experiences by visiting Individual artists who will invite you into their working studios or groups of artists who will be exhibiting their work in venues across the county, many with tea, coffee and home-made cakes to enhance your experience.

New for 2019 are interactive features on the website including ready made artists trails for download, or there is software to plan your own artists trail, lots of filters to find groups and individal artists, preview nights, disabled access and much more. We hope you will enjoy using it.

Our ‘Open Arts’ event covers venues throughout Derbyshire and is free to all visitors. We request that artists ensure all material on show is suitable for family viewing. Many venues will be accessible to wheelchairs, but it is advisable to check each venue’s information.

Derbyshire Open Arts is a volunteer led organisation, run for and by artists and supporters of the arts in Derbyshire. It is funded entirely by artists’ subscriptions and our brochure advertisers. We distribute brochures throughout Derbyshire and beyond, in libraries, tourist information centres, hotels, galleries, cafes etc. Please do support our advertisers, where you have the opportunity, and let them know where you saw their advert, as they are helping us to keep the event going.

NB. Valerie Dalling's address is Annwen Cottage 6 Mount Pleasant The Dukes Drive Ashford In The Water Nr Bakewell DE45 1QQ. Her venue address is not in the brochure. Visit her for unique abstract and representational photography.