We wish you a very happy, peaceful and creative Christmas

We can help if you need a place to exhibit or have a space to offer.

The deadline for applications is Jan 14th.

Please go to to fill in the form.

There are spaces in Egginton, in the South of the county for textile artists, workers in wood, photographers or printers

contact [email protected]

Spring Bank Arts Cenre New Mills in the North of the county is looking to form a group 

contact [email protected]

High Peak Bookstore and Cafe has is offerring a space

contact Louisa [email protected]

Holymoorside near Chesterfield still has space contact [email protected]



2018 Groups

All 2018 groups can make a full application on the website.

Plus the extra Opening Days continue into 2018

The event continues to offer the option of being open for 9 days in total. All artists must be open from Saturday May 26th to Monday May 28th. Optional opening from Tuesday 29th May to Sunday 3rd June.

New for 2018 - Website Advertising Opportunities

We have a new section on the website reserved for online supporters.

If you would be interested in advertising please get in touch via [email protected]

It's happening now!

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

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.

Valentine Commission

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

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.