York Open Studios is back for 2024 – with more than 150 makers opening their workspaces to the public over two creative weekends.
The annual event enables artists who live or work within a 10 mile radius of York to open their workspace and welcome visitors in to browse and buy their work, give an insight into their method and inspirations, and demonstrate their skills.
York Open Studios will take place across the weekends of 13 and 14 April and 20 and 21 April.
There’s something for everyone and every budget – with traditional and contemporary painting and print, illustration, drawing and ceramics, glass and sculpture, jewellery, textiles, mixed media, photography and installation art.
The showcased artists for 2024 feature regular and new artists, bringing a wealth of diverse work to the event.
Charmian Ottaway, committee member and contemporary designer jeweller says: “These weekends are a firm fixture in the cultural calendar and this year, we have a brilliant line up again. Our downloadable or printed map will help you plan your day, whether that’s to find the type of work and medium that appeals to you, find an artist with whom you already have an interest or check out new artists and their work to inspire you.
“These weekends are perfect for both the ‘drop-in’ visitor, paired with some other fun experience in our great city, or it’s a chance to really immerse yourself in their work and meet some extraordinarily talented people.”
York Open Studios 2024 includes new work from perennial favourites like Wilf Williams, Lucie Wake and Chiu-i-wu, as well as artists who are new to the city such as Lenka Pavuk and Claire Castle.
For more information, to see the full list of artists and makers and view the interactive map, visit the York Open Studios website.