York Open Studios 2021 Dates

Thursday, 10th December 2020

York Open Studios 2021 Dates



The renowned York Open Studios returns on 17 to 18 April and 24 to 25 April in 2021, and celebrates a special anniversary – 20 years of showcasing the creativity of York.  Now featuring over 140 artists and makers showing and selling their work within their homes and workspaces, this opportunity for art lovers and the curious is a superb way to enjoy fresh air, meet artists, view and buy unique arts and crafts from York’s very best artisans.

Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, 2021’s York Open Studios will continue to celebrate originality and variety, with visitors welcomed by artists who will adhere to Government guidelines, keeping themselves and visitors safe throughout.  Many of the artists booked for last year remain on the list, plus new artists and makers have also been selected by the external panel of art professionals, to give regular visitors a chance to enjoy new work as well as meet their favourite creatives.  This year’s two-weekend event is bursting with colour, form and creativity and the York Open Studios team are delighted with the line-up.

Beccy Ridsdel, one of the founders and an artist in her own right adds: “We are grabbing the 2021 York Open Studios with both hands and channelling the optimism and enthusiasm from all our artists to ensure this year’s 20th show is one of the best.  Artists and makers bring a diverse range of skills to the weekends producing bespoke ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, wood carving and multi-media.  There is something for everyone and every pocket.  The artists also love to showcase their work within their surroundings and really value the interaction, whether you’re a buyer or a burgeoning artist.  It’s a fabulous way too to enjoy York and view extraordinary work. It’s a date worth saving!”


Notes to Editors:   

York Open Studios: 20 Years of Creativity

York Open Studios is an annual not-for-profit event which represents the best of artists and makers living or working within a ten-mile radius of the city.  Many artists open their doors to invite the public into their workspaces, some artists will share venues or exhibit their work in other spaces.  Artists who are not in their own workspace may display a selection of tools and materials or even demonstrate their skills to give you a more ‘Open Studio’ experience for visitors.

The website provides full information regarding the event, illustrating details of participating artists, including their medium and a map of York and its surrounding areas which highlight where visitors will be able to visit them.  These can be found in libraries, shops and galleries all over York in the weeks before York Open Studios. 

For more information visit York Open Studios or email info@yorkopenstudios.co.uk.  Stay in touch via social media: Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest  Instagram

For press information, including interview opportunities with members of the York Open Studios committee and/or artists, please contact Kendra Grahame-Clarke at Kendra PR on 07910 214474 or email Kendra@kendrapr.co.uk