Open Studios

Kirkcudbright Arts & Crafts Trail 2017

August 4 – 7

After drawing visitors by the thousand to see maquettes (scale models) of Andy Scott’s ‘Kelpies’, the Kirkcudbright Arts & Crafts Trail once again enlivens the “Artists’ Town”. [more]

Forth Valley Art Beat 2017

June 10 – 18

Artists & organisations across Central Scotland host a variety of events from open studios, installations, temporary public artworks, popup shows, film, performance, and exhibitions in galleries and community spaces. [more]

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

June 3 – 4 & 10 – 11

Over the first two weekends of June, over 100 artists open up their studios across North Yorkshire as part of the North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017. [more]

Open Studios | Edinburgh

December 2 – 4

Christmas Open Studios at Coburg House is a feast for the senses. There will be masses to see and loads of ideas for a unique Christmas gift. [more]

Open Studios | borders

August 5-8 / October 1-2

Several artists at Allanbank Mill Steading and the Selkirk WASPS artists’ studio open their doors for visitors to explore. [more]

Open Studios | Dumfries & Galloway

Until August 28

Occupying two adjoining, refurbished buildings, Kircudbright Artist’s Studios, also part of the WASPS network, are currently inviting the public to view their work. [more]

open studios | Edinburgh

August 6 – 7 / September 17 – 18

Dotted around Edinburgh are Victorian housing developments known as the Colonies, built by trades cooperatives to house skilled workers. In the Abbeyhill area more than 30 members of the Colony of Artists open the doors to 20 or so homes and other venues. [more]

Open Studios | Fife

September 17 – 18

Stretching from Inverkeithing in the west, up to Glenrothes and to Leven in the east, Central Fife Open Studios features over two dozen professional artists and designers living and working in “the Kingdom”. [more]

Open Studios | Highlands & Islands

September 23 – 26 / August 26 – 29

Over 50 artists feature in this year’s Cowal Open Studios, with some 40 venues spread along the stunningly beautiful Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute. [more]

Open Studios | Perthshire

September 3 – 11

Attracting around 18,000 visitors annually, Perthshire Open Studios will include over 200 artists in 140 venues dotted along seven routes around Perthshire and Kinross-shire. [more]

Open Studios | Ayrshire & Arran

October 1 – 2 / August 12 – 15
Home to 17 very different artists, a number of them award-winners, Courtyard Studios invites visitors to their purpose-built studio complex on Irvine’s regenerated harbour side. [more]

Open Studios | Aberdeen & Northeast Scotland

September 10-18
Over 200 artists and makers take part in North East Open Studios (NEOS), which this year have added two new disciplines: Heritage Craft to celebrate the area’s creative history and Digital Art to showcase the creative use of technology. [more]

Open Studios | Newcastle

May 13 & 14
As part of The Late Shows, Newcastle’s annual arts extravaganza when venues stay open in the evening to welcome all-comers. [more]

Open Studios | Fife

Open Studios North Fife, East Neuk Open Studios and Fire Station Creative – Lots of Open Studios this month in Fife. [more]


Edinburgh | Colony of Artists

September 12 & 13
The Open Studios Weekend at St Margaret’s House

reveals the wealth of creativity going on in that big, brown former office block along from Meadowbank Stadium. Free workshops, a pop-up cafe and one-off performances will also take place on all eight floors. [more]


Nationwide | WASPS

September – December
The 2015 WASPS open studios in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Irvine, Selkirk, Kirkcudbright and Newburgh are among the most popular in the country.


Open Studios – Highlands & Islands – Cowal Open Studios

The many professional artists who work on the Cowal peninsula in the midst of the beautiful Argyll countryside welcome visitors during Cowal Open Studios. From Cairndow to Dunoon, from Strachur to Tighnabruaich, see what lies behind the closed doors and beyond the garden gates. Sep 25-28, With some new members this year, the Bute [more]