22nd Sep, 2019

Open studio as Redditch artists join countywide Bank Holiday arts festival

Correspondent 20th Aug, 2019

ARTISTS in Redditch will be opening the doors of their studios to the public this bank holiday weekend as Worcestershire Open Studios returns from August 23-26.

Now in its fifth year, the county’s largest free arts event invites visitors to go behind normally closed doors to see the inside of artists’ studios and shared spaces and to talk to them about how they make their work.

Participating artists include Roger Ricketts, a mixed media painter based in Redditch, Lighthouse Glass showing jewellery and lampwork in Redditch, Edgiock Glass showing kiln-fired glass in Redditch, painter John R Harris in Inkberrow and Kingcot Gallery in Flyford Flavell.

More studios will be open in nearby Bromsgrove and Hanbury as well as across the county.

Entry to all venues is free and some artists will also be offering visitors the opportunity to watch demonstrations and even have a go themselves.

Sally Morgan, one of the event’s organisers and a participating artist, said: “Worcestershire Open Studios is such a fun-filled way to spend a bank holiday weekend.

“We’ve got more artists than ever taking part, so whether you’re an art lover, a crafter, a budding young artist or a family looking for a fun day out, you’ll definitely find something to interest you!”

It’s also a great way to explore the wonders of Worcestershire.

There are more than 180 artists at 83 locations around the county to visit.

Anyone who visits five of the venues can complete an entry to win a £100 voucher to spend with any of the participating artists.

Visitors can plan their route with an interactive postcode search on the Worcestershire Open Studios website or by picking up a guide in libraries, tourist information centres and other locations listed at www.worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk.

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