Norfolk Virtual Open Studios 2020

Norfolk Open Studios Vitrual Event 2020

One of the most successful Open Studios schemes in the country is set to move online. The award-winning Norfolk Open Studios will take place, virtually, between 23 May – 7 June 2020.

The event will see more than 55 artists bringing their studios to life with virtual tours, video demonstrations audio recordings, photos and filmed stories.

It is the first time in the scheme’s 26 years that the event has moved from the artists’ studios to an online celebration of Norfolk’s artistic community. With social distancing and isolation in force, organisers of Norfolk Open Studios have been creatively working with the artists to create the online offering which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

Norfolk Virtual Open Studios 2020 Mel Ashcroft

Now established as one of the largest open studios’ schemes in the country, Norfolk Open Studios – which is run by Norfolk & Norwich Festival as one if its initiatives – would ordinarily see participating artists open their studio doors over the 16-day period to exhibit, sell and talk about their work and practice.

Norfolk Open Studios is hoping to reschedule the ‘in person’ event later in the year.

Norfolk Virtual Open Studios 2020 Berni Marfleet

The event is free to access:

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About Norfolk Open Studios:
Norfolk Open Studios is an annual 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 Open Studios is run by Norfolk & Norwich Festival as one of its initiatives. The Festival manages Norfolk Open Studios in partnership with and for the benefit of Norfolk artists and makers.