THE LARGEST VISUAL ARTS EVENT IN BUCKS IS HERE
The 29th Bucks Open Studios, which showcases some of the best artistic talent in the county takes place 7th June-22 June.
Bucks Open Studios is the largest visual arts event in Buckinghamshire and one of the largest in the country. Around 500 artists and makers from across Buckinghamshire including painters, glass workers, basket weavers, metal workers, wood turners, jewellery makers, book makers, print makers, ceramicists, silk makers and many more will be opening their studios to the public for free and showcasing their talent through FREE demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops.
Bob and Ann Marshall, the new Joint Chairs of Bucks Open Studios said “Bucks Open Studios has grown in every way year on year – more participants, more venues, and more visitors – and we want to make sure that it continues to gain in popularity with the public. Artists and Makers in Buckinghamshire are very grateful for the support that they receive from the public and we are sure that Bucks Open Studios will continue to prosper. “
They continued” There is an amazing wealth of talent within Buckinghamshire and Bucks Open Studios covers a vast array of artistic disciplines and levels of involvement from professional artists with international reputations to passionate hobbyists. So whether you are an art enthusiast or just fancy an interesting day out, you can talk directly to the artists about their work, watch demonstrations and even be inspired to take up a new hobby.”
The events are all FREE and many are suitable for children. In particular, the Emerald Gallery in Chalfont St Peter is running a series of artist-run ‘have a go’ workshops each weekend:
Saturday 14th June – Teresa Mills – our ever popular make and take mosaic day
Sunday 15th June – Julia Hayward – glass make and take
Saturday 21st June – Nigel Sims – printmaking demonstration
Sunday 22nd June – Oenone Randall – copper make and take
To find participating artists and for more details please visit the website www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk