Open Studios

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


Over 80 artists in 50 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 in 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.

The Site Festival programme of exhibitions and events will be taking place in April 2017 so we can get a good spread of activities over April and May.



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.



Open Studios Taster exhibition

We will be presenting an Open Studio Taster exhibition in Stroud Town Centre in May where there will be one piece of work by each participating Open Studios artist.



Open Studios 2016 Archive

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


Explore Artists Studios in the Stroud Valleys


Melvyn Warren-Smith