Celebrating the extraordinary range of creativity in the South East


Artists throw open their studio doors to the public for 17 days, and visitors can tour and explore unusual studio spaces from custom sheds to remote workshops, beachside galleries to beautiful purpose-built studios. Seeing the creativity artists put into their work spaces can be as fascinating as the art itself, and throughout the event many artists will be demonstrating in their studios. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet the creators behind distinctive and inspiring artworks, including ceramics, sculpture, glasswork, painting, printmaking and textiles.

Many studios are family-friendly, offering adults and children the chance to ask questions and find out about a new skill. If you’ve ever daydreamed of yourself as a painter, potter or jeweller, this could be your first step in a new adventure.