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.

Artists & Makers

Lesley Williams Lesley born in York gained a BA(Hons) in Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University and later an MA in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University. This body of work is a development of a series of...

York Open Studios 2020

Thank you to all those who have applied for York Open Studios 2020. Applications have now closed and the process of selection has started! Good luck!

That’s all for this year…

What an event YOS 2019 has been! Our very talented artists are hopefully having a well earned rest after all their hard work. Thank you to everyone who visited for all your support and a special big thank you to the artists themselves fo...