For visitors

We are getting ready for Open Studios 2020 - in the meantime, you can get a flavour of what’s in store by browsing our 2019 event.

Open Studios

Herts Open Studios 2020, our flagship county-wide annual event takes place this year from Saturday 12th September to Sunday 4th October. 

For artists, booking opens on 1st March 2020 and closes 30th April. It will be a bit special this year, celebrating 30 years, so keep an eye out for more information. We encourage artists to join as members as early as possible, to take full advantage of members events and information before OS sign-up begins.

We distribute 15,000 Open Studios brochures across Hertfordshire. You can pick one up from local libraries, and community spaces. Our 2019 brochure is available online for you to view or download the PDF. 2020 Open Studios information will be available from 17th July 2020.

Artists open their own homes/places of work or get together with other artists to welcome visitors at specified times over the three week period. From working demonstrations to exhibitions, solo to larger group events, each venue and experience will be different. It’s a once-a year opportunity, with thousands of Open Studios visits to see artists in action and find out what they do.

Please visit our contact page for details on how to get in touch with Herts Visual Arts.