What is an
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