Open Studios

Continually updated calendar of open studio events near you and online in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Tighnabruaich Gallery is on the West Route of Cowal Open Studios

Open, Wide: Cowal Open Studios

This year’s Cowal Open Studios features painters, glass artists, ceramicists, sculptors, photographers, jewellers, textile artists and woodworkers who make up a richly-varied cultural community inspired by the beautiful Cowal peninsula.

Ashleigh Norrie

North East Open Studios – Back for 2021

North-East Open Studios (NEOS) is an award-winning collective of artists, makers and designers, who open their studios to the public every September, affording the opportunity to share discover the wealth of talent around north east Scotland.

George Muir

2020 is Online for Open Studios North Fife

Although online only this year, Open Studios North Fife continues with a long weekend of online displays of art, design and craft from this beautiful part of Scotland.

Emma’s Eye Photography, NEOS Venue 60

North East Open Studios stay open for 2020

Established in 2004 and one of the largest open studio events in the UK, NEOS North-East Open Studios will proceed this year, with Covid measures in place, and over 180 artists and spaces participating. 12 – 20 Sep.

Ken Russell: Leith Street - Biggar Little Festival

Open Studios Round-Up

Autumn brings the close of open studios season, when artists and makers welcome the public into their work spaces to see behind the scenes, talk to them about their work and buy or commission an original piece.

Bryan Angus

North East Open Studios (NEOS) 2019

An annual landmark event for arts and crafts in north east Scotland, NEOS 2019 boasts almost 320 participants this year, making it one of the largest open studio events in the UK.

Sheila Roberts

Perthshire Open Studios 2019

With the stunning scenery of Perthshire and Kinross-shire as its backdrop, this annual 9-day event features over 200 artists, and 141 venues to explore.

Artist Irene Florence

Cowal Open Studios

The beautiful Cowal peninsula in magnificent Argyll is the setting for a four-day annual opening of artists’ studios, with workshops, demonstrations and a wide range of first-class work in paint, glass, ceramics, textiles, wood and more.

Alison Kinnaird: Queen Bee Alison Kinnaird [Photo Robin Morton]

Alison Kinnaird’s Art In Glass at Her Open Studio

Combining the ancient technique of wheel engraving with the cutting edge technology of LED lighting, Alison Kinnaird MBE’s exhibition and open studio at Temple, Midlothian, showcases glasswork ranging from small intimate pieces to larger architectural projects.

Pauline Stitching, 2015. Photo Phil Dickson

Allanbank Mill Steading Studio is Open

In the Scottish Borders, you can see textiles by Pauline Burbidge, drawing and sculpture by Charles Paulsen and animated film by guest artist David Martin at Allanbank Mill Steading.

Bute Studio Trail

Bute Studio Trail 2019

An opportunity to visit talented, creative artists in their studios around the beautiful and inspiring Isle of Bute, featuring twenty-six artists in fifteen venues.

Biggar Little Festival 2017 Open Studios Trail

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 Printing at Dynamo Works

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. 

Art Walk Porty 2017

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.