York Open Studios Announce 2024 Dates

Monday, 15th January 2024

York Open Studios Announce 2024 Dates


A Raft of Talent, A Great Day Out

York Open Studios 2024 Dates Announced

13 – 14 April and 20 – 21 April 2024

York Open Studios are announcing today their dates for 2024: Saturday and Sunday 13 -14 April and 20 - 21 April, 10am to 5pm. Artists who live or work within a 10 mile radius of York look forward to welcoming visitors across these two weekends so more than 150 talented makers can show and sell their work, giving visitors an insight into their inspirations, methods and expertise. 

There’s something for everyone and every budget, traditional and contemporary painting and print, illustration, drawing and ceramics, glass and sculpture, jewellery, textiles, mixed media, photography and installation art. Now in its 23rd year the YOS team chose from applications from regular artists and new, some from York, some new to the city, bringing a wealth of diverse work. The York Open Studios mantra is consistent: to bring stimulating and diverse work to buyers and those interested to see the creative process. 

Charmian Ottaway, committee member and contemporary designer jeweller says: “These weekends are a firm fixture in the cultural calendar and this year, we have a brilliant line up again. Whether you’re a collector or someone who just takes a liking to a piece of work, we’re more than happy to welcome all our visitors to our workspaces. Our downloadable or printed map will help you plan your day, whether that’s to find the type of work and medium that appeals to you, find an artist with whom you already have an interest or check out new artists and their work to inspire you. These weekends are perfect for both the ‘drop-in’ visitor, paired with some other fun experience in our great city, or it’s a chance to really immerse yourself in their work and meet some extraordinarily talented people.”

Perennial favourites such as Wilf Williams, Lucie Wake and Chiu-i-wu bring new work in 2024 to help you build your collection, or seek out something entirely new and champion an emerging artist such as Lenka Pavuk and Claire Castle who are new artists to the City. 

Visit the website for more information www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk and access the interactive map York Open Studios interactive map.  Alternatively, a free printed directory is available from various tourist hubs and artist locations throughout the city of York and the wider city region.  Plan your route to maximise the range of artists or organise your day interspersed with something entirely different! Whatever your style, it’s time to put the dates in the diary.


Notes to Editors:   

York Open Studios 2024: A Raft of Talent, A Great Day Out

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