Traditional Spring Bank Holiday 26 – 28th May plus optional dates 29th May – 3rd June. 10.00 till 17.00

Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts (+) 2018

- Your opportunity to visit artists and artisans throughout our beautiful county, and maybe even buy a work of art to take home.

This is our twelth year and one in which we are building on previous success. Like last year, selected venues will be open around the county for a further 6 days. This is the plus part of the event and gives everyone a little more time to get around to seeing the artists and venues they want to see. Whether you are an artist, a visitor or both we hope you will take this extended opportunity to track down some of the more 'off the beaten track' venues and artists, who will delighted to welcome you. 

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 atists' subscriptions and our brochure and website advertisers. We distribute brochures throughout Derbyshire and beyond, in libraries, 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.

If you are on social media, you will find updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, which will keep you up to date with all our latest news.

Finally; if you are inspired by what you have seen and experienced through Derbyshire Open Arts, why not join our team? You can contact us to offer help with the 2019 event Via

Most importantly, enjoy the event!

Caroline McFarlane (Chair 2018)

and all the Derbyshire Open Arts Committee

Applications for artists to enter the 2018 event have closed but please e mail if you would be interested in taking part in the future.


Made in Derbyshire is a celebration of people, places and products, exploring the rich cultural life of our county.
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