The Suffolk Coast

Suffolk Open Studios 2018

Suffolk Open Studios 2018 launches in June to celebrate the county’s thriving artistic community.

100+ visual artists are opening their studios to give visitors a unique opportunity to take a look “behind the scenes” and see them in action.

Entry is free and the programme runs over the first 4 weekends of June, commencing Saturday 2nd June 2018

Visitors can learn about the artists, see examples of their work, check opening times and plan their route at www.suffolkopenstudios.org or on Facebook @suffolkopenstudios. A map shows the location of all participating artists and galleries, conveniently organised into local areas to make it easier for visitors to identify studios nearby and plan their visit. A printed directory is available from local galleries, libraries and Visitor Information Points, and downloadable from the website. To assist visitors travelling from further afield, some artists have organised themselves into “hubs”, allowing the public to see work from a number of different artists in a single location. Others have organised “trails”, where visitors can pick up a leaflet from one trail member studio directing them to other member studios nearby.

A highlight of this year’s programme is the “Inspirations” exhibition of paintings and sculpture by participating artists at the Apex Gallery in Bury St Edmunds. The exhibition opens Tuesday 10th April 2018 and runs till Monday 7th May 2018; opening hours are 10am–5pm Monday–Saturday, and 10am–4pm on Sunday.

This year, Suffolk Open Studios is supporting Suffolk Artlink, a participatory arts charity which develops and delivers inclusive arts programmes in communities that bring skills, support networks, confidence and joy to people in the East.

See website for full details

Event name:
Suffolk Open Studios 2018
Price:
Free Entry