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 artists’ studios and exhibitions.

Our next open studio event is on 14, 15 and 21, 22 April 2018.

Opening hours are 10am and 5pm each day.

Artists & Makers

Alan Coates In 2015, after thirty years in the NHS, Alan began a new career as a printmaker. He now has a small studio in his back garden where he etches and prints his plates. Most of the work is figurat...

YOS 2018 Exhibition

This years exhibition will showcase a breadth of talent across multiple disciplines from the artists who are taking part in the main event. You will be able to get up close and personal to artists work, giving you the chance to decide who you want to see more of and visit during the main event. Not to be missed! Stained Glass Centre, Micklegate. 10am-4pm 6th, 7th and 8th April.

YOS 2018 PDF Directory and Maps

So you may have noticed that we have just published our new Artists and Makers for York Open Studios 2018 on our very new and fresh looking website! You have got to check them out! In addition to this there have been various changes to the ...