Welcome to Derbyshire Open Arts 2022, an open studio event

This year we're excited to announce there are 217 artists exhibiting at 62 venues throughout Derbyshire.

Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th May 2022

Opening hours 10.00am - 5.00pm, unless otherwise stated.

NB There is an error in the printed version of the brochure. Sudbury is a group of 11 Artists and should have a red square on the map.

What better way to spend a weekend than visiting Derbyshire and getting an insight in to the working practices of artists and makers as they open their studios for visitors, locals and art lovers alike!

On the last weekend in May, artists from every corner of Derbyshire are preparing to open their doors and share a wide range of techniques. We have specialists in printmaking, painting, jewellery, drawing, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and much, much more!

We might be biased but we think Derbyshire is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK and it is an incredible place to visit. With everything from nearly 9,000 km of drystone walls, traditional cosy pubs, breath taking landscapes, outdoor activities, and lots of mooching to be done in towns and villages, make a weekend of it, plan an artist trail and and pop into galleries, village halls, barns and studios to see some incredible works of art!

This is a free event where our brilliant Derbyshire artists and makers look forward to exhibiting, selling and talking to you about their work. And if you are thinking of bringing the kids, don’t worry, we request that artists ensure all material on show is suitable for family viewing.

To explore the many different genres of art, visit our website www.derbyshireopenarts.co.uk/artists  on your phone or tablet and try one of the many searches you can make to find which artist does what, where they are and how to get there. You can use our Google route planner to plan your own trail using your 'favourite artist’s' postcodes or download one of the many artists trails drawn up by the artists. Many venues will be accessible to wheelchairs, but just in case, it is advisable to check each venue’s information before you set off. Derbyshire Open Arts is a volunteer led organisation, run for and by artists and supporters of the arts in Derbyshire. It is funded entirely by artists’ subscriptions and our brochure advertisers. We distribute brochures and leaflets throughout Derbyshire and beyond, in libraries, tourist information centres, hotels, galleries, cafes. You can download a brochure from our website and even save a digital version directly onto your phone or tablet! Please do support our advertisers, where you have the opportunity, and let them know where you saw their advert, as they are helping us to keep this brilliant event going!

Finally; if you are inspired by what you have seen and experienced through Derbyshire Open Arts, why not join our team? You can contact us to offer help with the 2023 event via [email protected]

Most importantly, enjoy the event and don’t forget to snap, post and share on social media! See you there!

Pete Singer (Chair)

2022 Brochure


2022 Map