Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios Event 2019

One of the most successful open studios’ schemes in the country, the Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios, is celebrating its 25th year this year with 430 artists taking part across 250 venues.


Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios
The 16-day celebration of Norfolk’s artistic community runs from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 9 June 2019. This free event will see artists throughout the county opening their doors to the public to exhibit, sell and talk about their work and practice. Now established as one of the largest open studios’ schemes in the country, visitors will have the opportunity to see new art, meet artists, and - with many of the works on display being for sale - buy original artworks directly from their creators. It’s a great opportunity for the artists to meet with the public and talk about their work and for people to have the chance to see artists at work first hand.
Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios

There are internationally renowned artists, as well as artists new to the scheme, taking part this year; including North Norfolk artist Amelia Mills, ‘crochetdermist’ Shauna Mills from Overstrand and internationally acclaimed painter Will Teather.


Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios

About Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios:
Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios is a 16-day county-wide celebration of the arts and a key event in Norfolk’s visual arts calendar. Artists across the region take part each year, inviting the public into their private studios to reveal where and how they work. The event attracts thousands of visitors and in 2018 an estimated 36,000 people visited studios across the county. Art lovers and curious first timers alike tour the county enjoying this special opportunity to find out more about where and how artists work as well as buy artwork directly from the artist. Artists have the opportunity to promote their work and meet their audience, and visitors see artwork as it happens, away from traditional gallery spaces. Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios is run by Norfolk & Norwich Festival as one of its initiatives. The Festival manages Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios in partnership with and for the benefit of Norfolk artists and makers.