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Chichester Open Studios

From the very beginning in 2001 as “Open Doors” Chichester Open Studios has established itself as an exciting event in the Chichester Art event calendar. It is an opportunity for the public to meet local artists in person in their own creative worlds.

We look forward to welcoming you all to our studios in April 2023.

What is an

Open Studio

An experience for visitors to learn directly from artists, their ideas, concepts, processes and personalities. Participating Artists have gained avid supporters of their work, with their creations finding new homes, increasing their online following and securing future contact for commissions and exhibitions. It is such a multi-layered and unique experience. As well as visitors enjoying the work, many artists also gain a deeper insight into their work by having the opportunity to discuss their practice. It can be a lonely venture being an artist and becoming part of COS enables artists to feel part of their local creative community as well as having a direct interaction with their audience.

Please note, COS is not a gallery trail and it is essential that studios are not primarily set up as such, as this is not the purpose of an Open Studio event. Please be sure to enter with this strongly in mind as anyone not adhering to this ethos may not be able to take part in future events.

2022 Trail Guide

Surrounding villages

Current catchment area

Chichester Open Studios currently includes the City, Regis, Peninsula, Harbour and Downs areas which can be explored individually or as a whole. We are so fortunate to have such a vibrant and eclectic number of talented artists in this area.

Find the map of the area including artists from the 2022 event, in this link venues.

Everyone is welcome and admission to all Venues is free.

Maps

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