Devon Open Studios – the largest annual art event in the county attracting around 20,000 visits to artists’ studios each year – is calling for artists to join its 2012 extravaganza.
During Devon Open Studios 2011, over 16 days in September, more than 370 artists opened their studios in 146 locations across Devon. Last year total sales and commissions reached £192,000 (a 21% increase compared to 2010).
This year’s event will take place on September 8-23 and is open to any Devon-based artist or maker. The show brings together some of the top talent in the county to celebrate both established and emerging artists.
During the event the public are given free access to meet artists, see how they work and enjoy art in our beautiful county.
For artists, Devon Open Studios provides a unique opportunity to build social and professional connections with art-lovers from all over the UK.
Application packs to take part in this year’s event are available from the event Coordinator, Claire McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07768 164560. The closing date for completed applications is March 1 2012. Application information is also on the website at www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk/