It's happening now!
Posted on May 26th 2017
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our artists for taking part in the biggest art event in Derbyshire.
To all our visitors, we hope you really enjoy this sunny weekend of colour across our county.
Our artists are now making final preparations to welcome you to their studios and workshops, to share their inspiration and stories.
Some venues are located off the main roads, so follow the written directions, double checking the postcodes in google maps.
Then look out for the yellow, blue and green entrance balloons.
2017 Online Brochure
Posted on March 18th 2017
The 2017 online brochure is now available.
This is a full version of the printed brochure which will be delivered across the county and region in time for the Easter weekend.
Click the link to the right to read all about the event.
Posted on January 27th 2017
We are delighted to have awarded our first ever Derbyshire Open Arts commission. The commission is for a Derbyshire ‘Valentine token’ to be mailed to our press contacts. We are hoping that this will serve to announce the launch of our 2017 event and raise awareness among press and media contacts. The commissions were awarded to Val Copestake (padded, hanging hearts) Frances Daunt (felted heart pictures) and Sheila Conchie (heart shaped fabric brooches). Congratulations to those three artists.
News from the South
Posted on January 26th 2017
Exciting news - there will be Derbyshire Open Arts venues in the South of the county, this year. Lesley Nason, (contemporary ceramicist) and Sheila Read (jewellery inspired by industrial museums) will be showing their work at Barn Croft, Egginton, 8 miles South West of Derby. Also, in Swadlincote, you will find Ami James and her textile stories on the High Street
If you are in the locality, do make time to go and visit them.
More space, more words and more images in the Brochure for Groups of 5 or more artists.
Posted on December 21st 2016
A group of 5 plus artists will have half a page, two images of their work and 90 words to describe their groups work.
A group of 10 plus artists will have three quarters of a page, three images and 135 words.
A groups of 20 plus artists will have one page, four images and 180 words.
Fill in the application form as normal but you will need to email us your extra words and additional images.
All Groups of artists with 5 or more artists please contact us for more information