I love studio open weekends! You get to meet the artists in their studios, buy some amazing, unique items, and generally eat lots of great food too! Great Western Studios are the latest to have an open weekend - see below for full details.
"Now in its 18th year, our renowned Open Studios weekend presents a thriving community of established and emerging artists and creatives from all disciplines including architecture, drawing, digital media, fashion, jewellery, music, painting, photography, sculpture and much more.
We support talented designer-makers and present a rare opportunity for the public to see and shop behind the scenes. With over a 100 creative studios showcasing exceptional work, there is something for everyone.
There's also a full events program throughout the weekend. Fashion designers - Orlebar Brown, ilovegorgeous and Froufrou Boudoir amongst others - will be holding exclusive sample sales. In the courtyard, a delicious food fest including a selection of cuisine from around the world served form vintage vans.
Artist Richard Wentworth will present a silent auction of 67 prints by sculpture students of the Royal College of Art.
In-house & guest jewellery designers will fill the atrium - an ideal gift for a friend, family or just a treat for yourself!
As part of London Festival of Architecture - Innovation Imperative, Light Architecture, Pitman Tozer, Moxon and Threefold will also be doing their Architects' Surgery.
Mark Lutyens will be holding an Open Garden Surgery and there'll also be interior design consultations.
Artist demonstrations will include screenprinting, traditional methods of oil colour mixing and working with mosaic.
For children there'll be a new multicoloured children’s art trail that leads them on an interactive quest around the building - and back by popular demand - Health Cuts will show them how to create a 3D hand print.
Under the Westway, invited exhibitors will be showing their wares in the Arts Market and to round it all off the increasingly popular Annual Open Dog Show takes place on the Sunday evening - all shapes and sizes welcome!
‘Excellent display of talent, will definitely recommend it to all of my friends.’ Visitor at the Christmas Open Studios 2011."
When - Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July
Where - 65 Alfred Road, London, W2 5EU
Link 1 - Great Western Studios
Link 2 - Invite & more info