Open Studios

Want to take part in Open Studios May 2018?

Stroud's Site Festival Open Studios will be held 5th - 6th and 12th - 13th May 2018 and will feature over 90 artists in 50 locations across the district. This will be our 22nd annual Open Studios event - we hope we can make this one even more enticing and exciting to hundreds of new and regular visitors. We produce a full colour Open Studios Directory which has an image of each artists work, contact details, short descriptive text and directions to studio. This year we are asking all artists to submit their images and text when they register for Open Studios by Monday 14th January.

Go here for more information on how to apply


Over 100 artists in 50 locations

Stroud's Site Festival Open Studios will be our 22nd 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 beginning of 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.

Explore Artists Studios in the Stroud Valleys


Six Open Studio routes reaching out along the beautiful Stroud Valleys

Over the last few years we have been promoting groups of artists who are opening thier studios together in one place as Open studio Hubs.  We hope that Open Studios 2018 will be as exciting with lots more artistic collaborations and a greater focus on Open Studio hubs in the area.

Christmas Open Studios 217

Christmas Open Studios 2017 presented by Site Festival

SVA and other selected studios in Stroud District

Saturday 2nd December 10am-4pm
Sunday 3rd December 10am-4pm

Looking for gift inspiration? Artists are opening for a special Winter Open Studios weekend where you'll find contemporary hand-crafted unique presents for the upcoming festive season. Featuring a selection of Site Festival Open Studios artists across the district, visitors will be spoilt for choice by the variety of work for sale, with a collection of work that ranges from sculpture, ceramics, paintings, textiles, jewellery, prints, and many more. 

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 10am-4pm there will be 32 artists opening their studios in 19 locations across the Stroud District. The online directory gives information on the artists who will be opening their studios in December.  Some artists have changed venues for this weekend so please check the addresses carefully. 

An online Open Studios directory showing which artists are open is now available here.





Open Studios 2016 Archive

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