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

Wilf Williams Wilf Williams is a furniture maker and designer based in York. Wilf studied furniture design after moving to York in 1996. Since then he has been successfully producing hand-made furniture inspir...

Watch this space...

If you enjoyed York Open Studios this year and you are an artist wanting to take part, watch this space because we will be opening the process for applications for next years show soon... 

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...