Open Studios

Biggar Little Festival 2017 I Open Studios Trail

October 19 – 29

Biggar Little Festival is a family-friendly festival in the historic market town of Biggar. Join in to celebrate music, dance, arts and crafts, literature, and drama. It will be filled with an eclectic programme of workshops, exhibitions, children’s events, performances, a craft and food fair, and festival clubs.


Poster printers Dynamo Works

Oct 21-22

Home to over 60 artists and makers in the biggest complex of artists’ studios in the capital, Open Doors @ St Margaret’s House offers an insight into the wealth of talent under one roof. 

Stephanie Whatley of Biggar Glass Work

Oct 28 & 29

A great excuse to tour the beautiful Borders countryside, the Biggar Little Festival Open Studios Trail features 18 local artists and craft-makers, both regular and new exhibitors.  [more]

Art Walk Porty 2017

September 1 – 10

Art Walk Projects produces and curates projects working with local communities and public spaces. This year the site specific programme is focused around ‘EdgeLands’, of those places by the edge of the land, and the edge of the city. [more]

East Lothian Open Studios 2017

August 5 -8

Organised by the newly formed East Coast Arts, the first ever East Lothian Open Studios showcases artists and makers from Musselburgh to North Berwick. [more]

Arran Open Studios 2017

August 11 – 14

Book your ferry and head for Arran Open Studios, which this year sees 39 participants welcome visitors to “Scotland in miniature”. [more]

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 2016

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 2016

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 | Edinburgh 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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]