Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts 2019

Over the next few months artists will be beavering away in their studios, 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 honing their craft 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.

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.