Wandsworth Artists’ Open House
Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 October 2018
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 October 2018
11am to 6pm
Wandsworth Council presents Wandsworth Artists’ Open House, a convenient and affordable annual exhibition opportunity for all creative makers in Wandsworth to show and sell work from their home or studio. It’s also a chance for everyday art lovers to take a rare glimpse at the hidden creative talent behind the front doors in their neighbourhood.
This October, Wandsworth artists invite you into their homes and creative spaces. This is an excellent chance to meet artists and makers and browse and buy art without paying gallery prices.
Wandsworth Artists’ Open House is a great way to meet artists in an informal and relaxed setting. It can be a real magical mystery tour around your own local patch, with a fantastic and surprising range of artworks on show. You may discover artists demonstrating special techniques or offering hands-on making activities for the whole family. From working studios, garden sheds and front rooms you are guaranteed a warm reception and a great day out.
Don’t forget this is also an excellent opportunity to buy art for your own home – buying directly from the artists rather than a gallery means you can enjoy artworks at very reasonable prices.
Visit the WAOH website to browse through the artists taking part and plan your own personalised trail of houses to visit – just click the stars on your favourite listings and then select the ‘Your Trail’ tab to print out the details. You can also create a trail based on the area you want to visit – just type in a postcode and a list of nearby houses will appear.
You can collect printed guides specific to each local trail from libraries across the borough and other local venues. On the day of the event look out for posters in windows or balloon-festooned gates which will signpost an Open House. This year you can vote for your favourite Open House – the winner will receive free registration for next year’s event – ask an artist for a feedback form on your visit.
Wandsworth Artists’ Open House is coordinated by Enable Arts, part of Enable Leisure and Culture, on behalf of Wandsworth Council, as part of its arts and cultural development programme. The event is run in partnership with participating artists from each of the 5 trails: Battersea, Putney, Southfield, Tooting & Furzedown, Wandsworth Town. For more information about the work of Enable Arts team call 020 3959 0020 or visit wandsworthart.com
For more information about some of the local area networks see: