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

Richard Barnes Richard started painting at an early age. He was particularly encouraged by his music teacher in order to prevent him from joining in music lessons. He has shown great dedication to art despite losing...

YOS 2018

Thank you to all who have visited and supported our 2018 York Open Studios artists. The event has now finished but we will be back again in April 2019.  If you are an artist, craftsperson or designer wanting to take part in YOS 2019, watch this space... applications will be open shortly for next year.

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...