York Open Studios

Originally published on Weds 23 March 2011 at http://www.digyorkshire.com/HighlightDetails.aspx?Article=1173

Don’t miss one of the biggest events on the artistic calendar this year as 119 artists open their doors to the public around York in a spectacular celebration of the city’s artistic talent. From April 1 – 3, take the opportunity to pop in on an artist at work in their home, studio or exhibition space, and get a taste of new art being made in Yorkshire’s picturesque city.

Joining the lineup of exhibition spaces is a new addition, Bar Lane Studios, which opened on Micklegate last May. Formerly the York Sony Centre, it’s been transformed by a group of artists into a new community arts space, the only one of its kind in York. It’s home to eleven local artists, who’ll be showcasing their work over the weekend.

This year’s event is a special one – it’s the 10th anniversary of York Open Studios. To celebrate, all artists from previous years have been invited back, so if you had a favourite from last year or before, you’ll be able to enjoy their work again over the weekend.

There’s so much to see and do that you’ll be wise to consult their hefty programme and plan your route around the city. You can find it, and much more about the artists appearing, at the York Open Studios website.

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