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Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 2014

The popular Somerset Art Works Open Studios event is being held again this autumn from 20th September – 5th October.  

“You get to have a nose into the cluttered chaos of their creative studios”  – SAW’s blogger Davina Jelley.

Somerset Art Weeks has alternated its focus between Open Studios and Festival year since 2008. The annual, countywide visual arts event this year will take the form of  ‘Open Studios’, allowing the visitor the unique opportunity to interact with the artists in their workshops and studios; their own creative settings.

This year the organisers, Somerset Art Works (SAW) are pleased to announce that over 200 venues, with around 400 participating artists across Somerset will be opening their doors to the general public.

Kevin McCloud, SAW’s patron said, “Somerset Art Weeks is a much-loved and thriving annual event and I’m proud to support it. It plays an invaluable role in identifying and celebrating a huge variety of creative activities and projects in this county, finding emerging artists and raising awareness of them. I urge you to go out and enjoy this glorious week of cultural exploration.”

During Open Studios 2012 SAW recorded more than 50,000 visitors to the Somerset venues with one visitor describing the event as, “Friendly, informative with a very high standard of work.”

To register for your free Somerset Open Studios 2014 guide please email admin@somersetart  As soon as the guide is available, SAW will email you giving details of postage costs and requesting a stamped addressed envelope.

Details of the participating venues are now available to view on the SAW website:

How Somerset businesses can benefit from the event: Open Studios 2012 received more than 50,000 visitors travelling from all over UK and overseas and continues to be a popular event in Somerset.

Within this year’s guide will be a directory of ‘Places to eat, drink and stay’ and if you would like your business to be included (£30 per entry) please contact SAW via email: