Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 2014: An opportunity to meet some of Somerset’s finest artists working in their studios

Somerset Art Weeks“You get to have a nose into the cluttered chaos of their creative studios” SAW’s blogger Davina Jelley.

This popular Somerset Art Works Open Studios event will be with us again this autumn from 20th September– 5th October 2014.

Somerset Art Weeks has alternated its focus between Open Studios and Festival year since 2008. The annual, countywide visual arts event this year will take the form of “OpenStudios”, allowing the visitor the unique opportunity to interact with the artists in their workshops and studios; their own creative settings.

This year the organisers, Somerset Art Works (SAW) are pleased to announce that over 200 venues, with around 400 participating artists across Somerset will be opening their doors to the general public.
“Somerset Art Weeks is a much-loved and thriving annual event and I’m proud to support it. It plays an invaluable role in identifying and celebrating a huge variety of creative activities and projects in this county, finding emerging artists and raising awareness of them. I urge you to go out and enjoy this glorious week of cultural exploration.” – Kevin McCloud, SAW’s Patron.

During Open Studios 2012 SAW recorded more than 50,000 visitors to the Somerset venues with one visitor describing the event as ‘Friendly, informative with a very high standard of work.’

To register for your free Somerset Open Studios 2014 guide please email [email protected]

As soon as the guide is available, we shall email you giving details of postage costs and requesting a stamped addressed envelope.

Details of the participating venues are now available to view on the SAW website

How Somerset businesses can benefit from the event!
Open Studios 2012 received more than 50,000 visitors travelling from all over UK and overseas and continues to be a popular event in Somerset.

Within this year’s guide, we shall include a directory of ‘Places to eat, drink and stay’ and if you would like your business to be included (£30 per entry) please contact SAW via email: [email protected]