Open Studios

OPEN STUDIO WEEKENDS: 6th -7th & 13th - 14th May 2017

Open Studios Directory is now online HERE



102 artists in 48 locations

Stroud's Site Festival Open Studios will be our 21st annual Open Studios event and we are aiming to make this one even more exciting, and to entice hundreds of new and regular visitors to the Stroud area.

You will be able to pick up an Open Studios Directory from 14th April from SVA, tourist information, shops and cafes in Stroud so you can plan ahead. The Open Studios Weekend is a great way to meet artists, find out more about the ideas behind their work and the techniques they use.

Don’t forget, you can also buy art works directly from Open Studios artists too!

SVA has been hosting Open Studios since 1997 with a handful of artists and it has now expanded into one the best rurally based Open Studios events in the UK.



Open Studios Taster exhibition 6th -14th May

Opening Night: Friday 5th May 6-8pm

Exhibition dates: 6th -14th May
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm

39 King Street Stroud GL5 3DA

The Taster exhibition provides the perfect opportunity for planning your visits to the studios, workshops or homes of the 102 Open Studio participating artists to see and buy their original artwork.


John Street Studios Opening Night: Friday 5th May 6-8pm


Six Open Studio routes reaching out along the beautiful Stroud Valleys

Featuring a diverse range of spaces including mill buldings, garden sheds and empty shops. Last year a number of artists came together to show work as a group for Open Studios.

We hope that Open Studios 2017 will be as exciting with lots more artistic collaborations and a greater focus on Open Studio hubs in the area.



Explore Artists Studios in the Stroud Valleys


Art and Food

Open Studios Bake Off

Look out for a great selection of bakes, both sweet and savoury in some of the Open Studios this year.

Take pictures of the Art and Food and post them up online to vote for your favourites in our Open Studios Bake Off Instagram special feed.

Follow on Instagram #openstudiosbakeoff


Image by Lorraine Robbins

Sheridan Jones

Open Studios 2016 Archive

Browse through the Open Studios 2016 directory to get you inspired for what is to come next year.