York's annual visual arts festival

York Open Studios is an annual community arts event which celebrates the best artists and makers living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city. Each year York Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to visit selected artists’ studios and exhibitions.

Our next open studio event is on 18, 19 and 25, 26 April 2020.

Opening hours are 10am and 5pm each day...

Here they are!

The time has come, York Open Studios 2020 Artists and Makers are finally here! There are a few months yet until the event, but if you are as excited about it as we are, then you should definitely check out our new line up. Just to give you ...

Artists & Makers

Peter Heaton Peter studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and later gained an M.A. in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University. "Peter takes a subject and through his camera lens they become haunting a...

York Open Studios 2020 Directory

Well, as we are launching our new 2020 event Artists and Makers here on the website (check them out!), the new directory has been sent to print and should be circulated in the middle of February, we can't wait! A PDF version of the directory and map will also be made available on the website shortly. 

2020 Taster Exhibition

If you want a sneak peek of our 2020 Artists and Makers work in the flesh before you start your trail around York Open Studios, get yourself along to our Taster Exhibition! This year it will be at the Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgat...