Last chance to see the Norfolk Open studios this weekend
This weekend offers up the last chance for visitors to explore the open studios of more than 320 artists across Norfolk.
Norfolk Open Studios will see makers and creators opening their studio doors for the final weekend of the scheme on
October 10 and 9.
Visitors will find painters, sculptors, weavers, furniture makers, jewellery makers and lots more throughout the varied landscapes of Norfolk – and artists at all stages of their careers from school and college students through to emerging artists and established and professional artists and makers.
More than 320 artists are taking part across 267 venues to share and sell their work – working from studios, garages,
spare rooms, garden rooms and community spaces.
This year they are joined by students from 22 of the county’s schools - from infant schools and academies to junior
schools, colleges and primaries.
Ros Dixon, Norfolk Open Studios administrator, said: “It means a lot to artists that they can open their studio doors
again and from what I have already heard, visitors have been exploring Norfolk and discovering, and being inspired by, the talented and diverse artist community we are lucky enough to have here in the county.
“I hope everyone has a wonderful and enjoyable time, artists and visitors alike."
There are 13 Art Trails in place across the county, which will allow visitors to enjoy several studios in one day.
Studios are free to visit and much of the work will be for sale.
All details, including studio opening days, directions, art trails and additional events can be found in the Norfolk Open Studios brochure and on the scheme’s website.
Artists taking part could not be more excited to be opening their studios to visitors. Adam Slatter, an artist based in
Norwich will be showing his highly decorative wildlife paintings with Martin Pigg in Rockland St Peter.
He said: “Norfolk Open Studios gives me the opportunity to be a part of a unique creative community whilst meeting
lovely people and talking about art.”
Annabel Langhan is an artist based in Halvergate whose work is influenced by folktales, mythical creatures and
Aboriginal art. She said: “I participated in Norfolk Open Studios for the first time in 2019 and loved everything about it.It’s a great way to reach the public and share with other artists too.
“I have been passionate about art all my life, but have been taking it more seriously over the last four years, hoping to build on a career as an artist.”
Painter Nigel Skinner, who is based in West Raynham, said: “After a long period of not being able to invite people intomy studio I am excited to open my doors to the public once again.”
Brochures can be picked up from Tourist Information Centres, libraries, café and various art venues across Norfolk.
For more information visit norfolkstudios.org.uk