Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios
16th to 26th July inclusive
After the covid cancellation in 2020, we are back with hope and art.
This major Island art event attracts many residents and visitors from beyond the Island to visit over a hundred artists and craft designers/makers of many genres, showing work in studios and venues across the Wight. Much of this amazing range of creativity is inspired by this Island of Art. Established, widely exhibited artists displaying their work alongside talented new and emerging artists makes for an event to excite the imagination.
Open studios are as varied as you can imagine: in an artist’s home, work room or garden, in purpose made studios, some in public venues. The beauty of visiting several studios is that each is unique, with its own charm. Meet and talk with artists about their work, see demonstrations, feel inspired, sign up for an art course! You will have a warm welcome. Buy that ‘must have’ artwork direct from artists, at all prices, as a gift or even for yourself!
Entry is free, as is the yearbook, with artist profiles, maps and opening times.
Visitors can use the maps within the yearbook to create their own art trails, to navigate their way around visiting the artists. You will be able to see which artists are exhibiting in different towns, villages, and in the countryside. Find the yearbook in tourist points, libraries, galleries, from artists, also downloadable from www.isleofwightarts.com. We also post copies, just send us your address/request.
Visit the Island via Red Funnel/Wightlink Ferries; come for a day, weekend or more, to enjoy the Art on an Island full of delights.
Becky Samuelson SWA exhibits widely and sells online. She is a seasoned open studios participater.
Chris Hicks MA does lino cuts of nature in all its forms. He is widely exhibited in London and beyond.