Who Fancies A Nose, A Chat and Buying Some Art?
Did you miss the wonderful Wimbledon Artists Open Studios? Not to worry this year’s Summer Open Studios Season is well under way giving us the chance to meet local artists, designers and makers in their creative spaces.
Artists Open Studios are always great fun attracting a diverse crowd of gallery owners, collectors, buyers and general arty folk. With the sunshine on our side I can think of no better way to spend the weekend than to have a nose around the artist’s studios, find out what makes them tick with drinks and nibbles along the way…and of course invest in a piece of art commission free!
We are very lucky to have so many Artists Open Studios events in the Kingston, Richmond and Surrey areas. With so many artists on our doorstep you are sure to find something for you and your budget. Here is the Open Studios round up.
Fusion ARTS Open Studios
Fusion ARTS will open its doors 6th and 7th June 11-5pm
Visit 32 studios right in the centre of Kingston Upon Thames.
Fusion ARTS Art Show will take place at the Old Post Office, Eden St, Kingston 17th – 28th June.
artists@redlees Summer Open Studios
5th – 7th June Fri 5th– 6-9pm Sat and Sun 11-6pm
See a diverse range of work including jewellery, mixed media, ceramics and paintings.
Redlees Studios, Redlees Park, Worton Rd, Isleworth, TW7 6DW
ASC Studios Hawks Rd Artists Open Studios
ASC Studios Kingston will be opening their doors on the 6th and 7th June as well as 13th and 14th June this summer 11-5pm.
See varied work by over 30 artists including Paul Smith and Hanna ten Doornkaat.
47-51 Hawks Rd, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3DF.
Surrey Artists Open Studios (SAOS)
Surrey Artists Open Studios will be running from 6th June until 21st June this summer. This annual event gives you the opportunity to meet the artists of Surrey in their studios and homes. Many will be giving demonstrations and holding workshops. In partnership with the New Ashgate Gallery SAOS will be running the Surrey Artist of the year competition where the public are asked to vote for their favourite artists during the open studios event.
Visit four or more studios during the event and be entered into the prize draw to win a first prize of £150 to spend with any SAOS artist or second prize of £50 to spend with us at Pullingers.
Eel Pie Island Artists Open Studios
Eel Pie Artists will open their doors on the 27th and 28th June as well as 4th and 5th July
This magical private island is steeped in music and arts history. The island is home to 26 studios opening their doors twice a year to the public. This is definitely one to visit!
Eel Pie Boatyard, Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, TW13DY
Cash or cheque only at this event.
ARThouse Open Studios
26th-28th June and 3rd-5th July
This will be Richmond Upon Thames 20th Artists Open Studios event. This year over 500 artists will take part to celebrate the vast range of talent within the borough.
Visit five or more venues to be entered into the prize draw to win £100 to spend with any ARThouse artist or a second prize to win £50 to spend with us at Pullingers.
Kingston Artists Open Studios Art Trail (KAOS)
6th and 7th June as well as 13th and 14th June
This will be KAOS’s fifth artists open studios event. Over 60 artists will be taking part with a crossover with SAOS and ASC studios.
Artists Open Studios take place all over the UK in the form of in house open studios, art trails and in diverse venues such as churches, garden sheds, schools and canal boats.
Support your local artists, have fun and if inspiration should strike you can get your Art Supplies at Pullingers.