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 6, 7 and 13, 14 April 2019.

Opening hours are 10am and 5pm each day.

YOS 2019

The organisation of the 2019 event has started and artists who applied have been selected. The committee would like to say a big thank you to the selection panel; Hilary Yaniw (Artist and Tutor), Rose De Lara (North Norfolk Open Studios), Michael and Sarah Fram (Leaping Hare Gallery) June Russell (Printmaker, former Chair of Saltaire Inspired) and Jenny Brook Martin (Number Four Gallery), for doing a fantastic job.   

Chris Kendall Photography

This year we decided to get some professional photo's done of the event... I mean, we always have plenty of images sent through social media, but they are usually taken by the artists of their venue when its quiet or before they open for th...