Open for Art 19 is an open studios event.
Running from 18.05.19 to 02.06.19, across South Dorset.
Welcome to Open for Art 18th May to 2nd June 2019
We are delighted to welcome you to our art trail featuring a talented and exciting array of our local Dorset artists, with 70 venues and over 200 artists taking part from internationally renowned professional artists through to newcomers and children’s prize-winners.
From sculptors, potters and jewellery makers through to painters, fabric artists and illustrators, there is a huge variety of work to enjoy.
Some venues are art galleries, some cafes and some are historic buildings hosting artists’ work for the 2 weeks. We have group shows and artists’ studios who are opening specially for visitors to meet and see the processes of creating art. Many can be contacted all year round for personal viewings or commissions so do keep your brochures for further reference.
Our trail takes you from Abbotsbury in the West through Poundbury, Dorchester and further East as far as Puddletown, swooping down back towards the sea and Weymouth & Portland. An exciting journey awaits through the best of Dorset countryside and seashore with sweeping views around each corner.
Please look out for our colourful brochures from local cafes and community hubs or you can follow the Open for Art trail using our on-line brochure with interactive maps to discover more about the artists at each venue and make it easier to find.
We hope you will enjoy the journey and the art and the experience of meeting the artists living and working in our midst.
Check out the June issue of Dorset Magazine, and you’ll find a feature about Open for Art!
What a fabulous day – sunny and not too cold or windy. We had 475 visitors through the gates to view our artists creating their art. With demos in the Retreat, artists dotted around the fabulous scenery sketching & painting en plein air and stalls showing artists work there was plenty to see and experience. […]
There was a fire in the unit opposite Darren Wheeler’s newly set up studio which burnt out his unit as well. He has lost all his tools and equipment and has nothing left to create his wonderful sculptures and platters. We are raising money to help him get new tools and lathes so he can […]
Check out the latest issue of the free magazine, Just About Dorset, and you’ll find a feature about Open for Art!