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16 September- 1 October

Venue Registrations for Somerset Open Studios 2023 are open from 1 March!

Somerset artists are invited to join Somerset Art Works and sign up for one of the biggest visual arts events in the south west.

Somerset Art Works members open their doors this autumn to allow a glimpse into often-private studio spaces and workshops, alongside pop up venues, where audiences can meet the artist, see work in progress and visit the creative source.

Somerset is visually diverse and geographically vast, offering rich inspiration to countless artists and creatives over the years; from the romantic wilderness of Exmoor and The Quantock Hills, to the ruggedness of The Mendips, as well as the bustling coast, the calm of The Levels and busy market towns of the south.

Somerset provides a creative sanctuary for its many artists and makers working in fine art and craft, as well as multi disciplinary media and traditional materials such as willow, all of which will be on show during Open Studios. Whether it’s discovering a new artist, buying from a favourite or seeking your own creative inspiration, the event's quality, variety and depth will amaze you.

Somerset Art Weeks takes place every autumn, alternating between Open Studios and Exhibitions + Events. After the return of the Art Weeks guide last year, Somerset Open Studios 2023 will feature a full programme of artist studios, demonstrations and activities for all to enjoy. The event is a fantastic way to explore the county, providing the opportunity to experience a wealth of creativity in often little-known places, and to make a day of it alongside the best of what Somerset has to offer in hospitality amid stunning locations.

For artists and venues wanting to register, please see information about Memberships and how to join on the SAW website

Venue registrations Open: 1 March Deadline: 7 April

To register interest or find out more, please contact

To apply, see the Open Studios and Art Weeks pages on the SAW website.

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