THIS weekend’s Worcestershire Open Studios event will see some fine pieces by local artists exhibited and give visitors a chance to win £100 to spend on works of art.
The showcase will kick off today (Friday) and run until Monday (August 29) with artists giving the public a unique opportunity to view finished and ongoing pieces.
Those who visit five or more studios can be entered into the prize draw for £100 to spend on local art, entry to all venues is free.
More than 100 artists are taking part in the event at 45 different locations across the weekend.
In Droitwich Spa guests can see three artists under one roof, Judith Taylor and Don and Steph Emmerich will share their artwork with the public. There will also be plenty of opportunities to chat with the trio about their work.
Don and Steph said: “Visitors can expect a friendly welcome, excellent refreshments and lots of chat about our work and how we develop our skills.
“They will be able to view finished art as well as items in progress.”
Michael Salt, a well-established professional landscape and portrait painter, is also taking part. He is based at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre.
Also in Hanbury, open studios first-timer and life-long textile artist an
d jewellery maker Eva Walters, from Travellers Tales, will be sharing her handmade cross-stitch kits, jewellery and photography.
Printmaker Pat King is opening one of two studios in Ombersley where visitors will see work from her early days in Falmouth right through to new work she’s created in Worcestershire using a variety of techniques.
Local painter Liz Tweddell, who trained as a stage designer, is also welcoming the public to see a selection of her creations.
Cherrie Mansfield, one of the event organisers, said the event provided a great opportunity for art-lovers and first-timers alike to view a ‘wide range of the fantastic artistic talent in Worcestershire’.
Visit http://www.worcestershireopenstudios.org/ for details on participating artists and where to find them.