New for 2019

New for this year you can include a 30-50 second video with your application which is perfect for promoting you and your work across social media platforms.

So open a YouTube account at

or Vimeo account  at

and get going with your videos.

AGM Thursday 12th July 7.00pm 2018

We hope to welcome the friends and supporters of Derbyshire Open Arts and all our members to attend our forthcoming Annual General Meeting. It is an occasion to meet the committee, socialise, vote for officers who will run next year's event and give us feedback. Your support in this and in any other area you can offer help is invaluable and much appreciated.
At the AGM, we will vote on applying for Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) status. Should you wish to view the documents for this, please email us at [email protected]

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the charming Medway Centre in the lovely town of Bakewell. There will be light refreshments available.

Our heartfelt thanks to all who have supported us through the year, in whatever way.
The Derbyshire Open Arts Committee.

Directions for the Medway Centre,New St, Bakewell DE45 1DY :
From the roundabout in Bakewell turn left, if from the Buxton direction or right, if from the Matlock direction; follow the one way system and take the second road left where there is a small pay and display car park. There is limited car parking at the Medway Centre but it is a short walk from the other town car parks.

Social Media Networking Event

70 places exclusively for artists taking part this year, 2018.

Thursday April 12th, 6.30-8.30 at the Gothic Warehouse, Cromford, DE4 3RQ.

Informal chat and discussion about social media, tagging, using hashtags and building a larger audience.

Please RSVP through facebook to reserve a place 



Look out for our advert in Artsbeat magazine !

Derbyshire Open Arts has an advert in the March issue of Artsbeat.

Copies can be picked up for free. 

Nearly ready!

Proofreading for the brochue this week.

Poster designed and ready to print.


A group of 8 artists

Medley is the name of a group of 8 artists exhibiting together at the Gothic Warehouse beside Cromford Canal.

Groups In New Locations

The Derbyshire Artists Guild is a group of six artists showing work in Swanwick - various styles of art in 2D. Homespun & [email protected] is a double venue comprising of a shop and cafe.There will be four artists with jewellery, textiles, art and woodart.