October 29 – 30
The Biggar Little Festival Open Studio Trail is a great excuse to visit the picturesque countryside of South Lanarkshire.
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.
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.
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.
One of the largest open studio events in Scotland, North East Open Studios (NEOS) involves over 200 artists.
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, www.cowalopenstudios.co.uk With some new members this year, the Bute
Over 70 artists and makers are taking part in Open Studios Ayrshire, including many new participants. As well as individual studios and galleries, venues include the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, the Maclaurin Galleries in Ayr and Dumfries House in Cumnock.