Call For Artists and Makers for Devon Open Studios 2014!
Registration for the 2014 Devon Open Studios event has now opened; artists and craftspeople in the county are invited to get involved.
Devon Open Studios, sponsored by Helpful Holidays, is the largest annual art event in the county attracting more than 20,000 visits to artists’ studios each year. During Devon Open Studios 2013, over 16 days in September, 250 artists opened their studios in 140 locations across Devon. The event was a tremendous success with total sales and commissions last year reaching over £135,000.
This year’s event will take place on 6 – 21 September and is open to any Devon-based artist or maker. The show brings together some of the top talent in the county to celebrate both established and emerging artists. The event is popular with tourists and locals alike, with many visitors to the region timing their trips to coincide with Devon Open Studios. During the event the public are given free access to meet artists, see how they work and enjoy art in our beautiful county. For artists, Devon Open Studios provides a unique opportunity to build social and professional connections with art-lovers from all over the UK. They enjoy the freedom of showing their artwork, commission free, as part of a prestigious event with national profile. Many artists continue to get commissions after the event as it provides an excellent springboard for networking with potential clients, all without leaving their studio!
We receive fantastic feedback from visitors such as this from 2013, “Devon Open Studios encourages you to discover new work, new artists and visit beautiful places that you’ve never been to. It’s like an art treasure hunt!”
Application packs to take part in this year’s event are available from the Event Coordinator, Claire McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07768 164560. The closing date for completed applications is Friday 28th February. Application information is also on the Devon Artist Network website.
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