ARTISTS from Droitwich and Bromsgrove are among those opening the doors to their studios over the bank holiday weekend.
The Worcestershire Open Studios – the county’s biggest free art event – returns for its sixth year and runs from next Saturday to Monday, August 28 to 31.
Visitors will get an behind the scenes insight into how artists create their work with 82 taking part at 58 different venues.
In Droitwich there is artist Sylvie Millen, ceramicists Chris Bell and Sally White who both work out of the pottery at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre and Eva Walters, who designs cross stitch and jewellery, in Hanbury.
Other artists opening their studios include painters Gillian Simpson (Bromsgrove), Suzanne Nicholl (Hagley) and cyanotype artist Anne Guest from Alvechurch.
Chris said: “I enjoy making a variety of items including small animal sculptures, personalised garden items, bowls, bottles and boxes, plus porcelain lamps and Raku-fired items.”
Participating artist and one of the event organisers, Richard added: “Lots of people have discovered the benefits of being creative over lockdown.
“Worcestershire Open Studios offers visitors the opportunity to see the work of artists of all kinds, and more importantly to speak with them, to learn about the materials and techniques they use and to find out what inspires them.
“You can also buy affordable and original artwork from a local artist.
Whatever your interest in art, Worcestershire Open Studios is a fun, family-friendly way to spend the bank holiday.”
Entry to all venues is free and visitors will also be invited to enter a free prize draw.
Event sponsors, Bevere Gallery, have donated a £250 voucher towards artwork or framing from their gallery.
There is also a prize of a £100 voucher, which can be used to purchase artworks from one of our participating artists.
Full details of how to enter will be available at each artist’s studio.
Visitors can plan their route with an interactive postcode search on the Worcestershire Open Studios website or by picking up a map in libraries and tourist information centres.
Visit www.worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk/wos2021/ for more information.