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.

Artists & Makers

Pamela Knight Pamela Knight worked for many years in the theatre as a set and costume designer and latterly in exhibition design. She started practising as an artist twenty years ago after learning the techniques o...

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.   

PDF Downloads of the YOS maps and directory 2019

So the Artists and Makers for 2019 are now on the website and looking marvelous, and if that's not enough to get you giddy (because it makes me a little bit giddy!) here are the maps of central York and the surrounding areas, plus a sneaky...