This year over 300 artists & craft makers will take part in open studios and related events between 30 April & 12 June, 2016. Information about these events is on this website and in our 32-page printed brochure.


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‘Open Studios Notts’, in its fifth year, is a series of linked events organised and run by artists & makers across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham over 6 weeks through May and early June.
This year, over 300 creative practitioners are involved at 60 venues.
  • About half of these are in small events - many opening their studios directly to the public, sometimes as part of a cluster or trail and often with guest artists/makers at the studio, others grouped together to set up temporary ‘workspaces’ in temporary venues. 
  • A further 150 artists are taking part in larger fair and festival events: the Lady Bay Arts Festival on 14-15 May, with 70 artists at 28 trail venues, the Retford Arts, Music & Literary Festival on 28-30 May, in its first year, and the Wysall Art Fair on 14-15 May. 
  • In addition to all of this, the Patchings Festival on 9-12 June has over 200 exhibitors from around the country demonstrating and showing work.

Our CENTRAL OSNOTTS EXHIBITION at the BARN GALLERY of the PATCHINGS ART CENTRE runs from Sat 16 April to Mon 30 May, and showcases art & craft from all areas, shining a light on the creative process and pointing to where & when events are taking place. We are very grateful to the staff at Patchings for hosting & curating this exhibition.
  • OSNOTTS EXHIBITION (venue 26) - Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton NG14 6NU, open m-su, 9.30am – 5pm. FREE Admission. Preview Sat 16 April, 11am - 1pm. 
OSNotts 2016 exhibitions poster-1200There are also SATELLITE EXHIBITIONS by various groups of artists, each running from Sun 24 April to Sun 5 June and each with information about events around the county. Our deep thanks to 'INSPIRE' for hosting & curating these exhibitions.
Finally, we are very grateful to our supporters - both the sponsors and the organisations/businesses who have advertised in our brochure. If you are interested in sponsoring us or advertising with Open Studios Notts in 2017 – do please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Open Studios Nottinghamshire (OSN) acts as an umbrella organisation for OPEN STUDIO events by Nottinghamshire artists & makers. This website provides information about these events, where groupings of artists present their work in a series of localised 'hubs' over a period of 6 weeks in May and June.

Open Studios Notts wish to gratefully acknowledge the support of: Nottinghamshire County Council, Inspire, Patchings Art Centre and Nottingham City Council

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