After the succesful first edition of ‘Open Studios’ 2017, I have decided to sign up to the 2018 ‘Open Studios’ again.
I had such an amazing time at The Old Print Works, making new art and meeting lots of different audiences. It was the first time I publicly sold my pin badges, which were very well received. Also, the responses of audiences to my art prints were amazing. As an artist you often work alone and even though people buy your art, there’s nothing like seeing the initial response interest- surprise- smile- emotion of an art work that resonates with someone.
Organised by photographer Owen de Visser of ArtsBrum, the Open Studios is a great way for audiences to meet artists directly. ArtsBrum says:
‘In 2017, ArtsBrum coordinated its first ‘Open Studios’ event. 29 artists across Moseley and Kings Heath opened their doors over 2 consecutive weekends in September, and the public followed a freely available map on a journey of artistic discovery. The public response was fantastic and the event was hugely successful for the artists involved. This year we want to repeat and grow the event in success, participants as well as geographically. We are branching out to also include Selly Park and Stirchley in the now named ‘South Birmingham Open Studios’’ (read more on ArtsBrum)