Open Studios weekend, 12th-13th May 2018

Art work in a variety of styles and media, from twenty-two artists, could be seen in Market Harborough and the surrounding area during the Open Studios weekend. Some visitors like to look on their own, some talk to the artists about their work and some buy. Many artists reported a successful weekend with plenty of visitors, some already knowledgeable and others interested to find out how different artists work.

Some artists showed their work individually in their studio, home or workplace, while others exhibited collaboratively by sharing resources and space. A steady stream of visitors over both days had an opportunity to view artworks, meet the artists and purchase or commission artworks - a unique interaction between artists and their audience.

Roger & Danièle Bradley opened their house for the weekend. They said there was a steady spread of visitors on both days encouraged by their electronic Open sign and camera bunting. “We offered refreshments and invitations to explore the garden. Our garden sheds always seem to attract people. Apart from the images on the walls, we always include supplementary material including an audio visual presentation on a large screen computer. As always we enjoyed meeting interested and interesting art lovers and many conversations were shared.”

Aspects of Stitch, the Market Harborough branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, held their exhibition as part of Open Studios.

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