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

Emily Harper Emily Harper lives and works in York. As an artist she specialises primarily in painting. Her paintings attempt to render the apparently everyday and mundane a matter for epiphany, contemplation and r...

Call For Artists 2020

It is time to apply for York Open Studios 2020, the event will take place on the 18th/19th and 25th/26th April next year. To submit your application click here! 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...