A selection of artists open their studio doors at SVA for Christmas Open Studios 2018.

Saturday 8th December 10am - 4pm

Sunday 9th December 10am - 4pm

 Joe Magee,  Status

Joe Magee, Status

A warm welcome to Christmas Open Studios 2018

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, on Saturday 8th December and Sunday 9th December.

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, paintings, textiles, prints, and many more.

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 Melvyn Warren-Smith, Open Studios Artist

Melvyn Warren-Smith, Open Studios Artist

Explore Artists’ Studios at SVA

There are so many fantastic artist studios to discover in the town centre and in the surrounding areas.

In Stroud town centre, you will find SVA, a central Open Studios hub with a selection of open studios artists. There is an eclectic mix of with independent shops, cafés and galleries and home to one of the best Farmers’ Markets in the country. Our open studios will be taking place on the same weekend as the Stroud Goodwill Evening so there will be a fantastic festive buzz in the town.

Enjoy even more art and music at SVA

On the night of the Goodwill Evening we will have the DIY Christmas Art Shop in the SVA Gallery from 6pm. Also at John Street we will have cool tunes to warm your true good self and awaken your Christmas soul, from 6pm, with the John St Social Goodwill Club.

The DIY Christmas Art Shop will also be open on Saturday the 8th December, 10am-4pm, and Saturday 15th December 10am- 4pm.


 Zoe Heath, SVA studio artist

Zoe Heath, SVA studio artist

Buy art directly from artists

Open Studios 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 buy art works directly from artists! SVA has been hosting Open Studios since 1997, starting out with a handful of artists and has now expanded into one of the best rurally based Open Studio events in the UK.

Open Studio Locations

It is strongly advised that you take an OS map or Sat Nav with you to find studios. Look out for the Open Studios signs!

Artists Information

The Open Studios page gives information on the participating artists who are showing their work in various open studio locations for the weekend in December. Artists‘ studios may also be open at other times in the week: please ring artists directly to check individual opening times.

Disability Access

It is advisable to ring venues before you visit to check access.