Artists At Home Open Studio Weekend
Buy from local artists as they display their work in their homes
The weekend of 15-17 June 2018 provides a unique opportunity for the public to visit 59 local artists in their home-based studios.
The Artists At Home event is now well established in the cultural calendar of West London and hugely popular, attracting new artists and visitors every year. There will be Open studios in Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush.
The event has a new website this year. As well as browsing the artists’ images to see which studios they may want to visit, people can now choose their Favourites, devising a personal Art Trail which is also mobile-friendly. This will greatly enhance the visitors’ experience.
Another development this year is AAH’s partnership with Horton and Garton who become their new Principal Sponsor. Being a young and energetic estate agent, highly regarded in West London, with offices in both Hammersmith and Chiswick, this seems like an excellent match.
As usual, there is a diverse range of styles and of disciplines: Painting, sculpture, jewellery, photography, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, fashion and mixed media.
Of course artists love selling their work (prices range
from a few pounds to over a thousand or more) but they also like talking
about it to visitors. Admission is free, there is no obligation to purchase,
there are often refreshments, and there is always a very friendly atmosphere.
If you have visited open studios before, you will probably be pleased to revisit your favourites and discover new ones. Don’t ignore studios which are a little isolated; they need your support too. If this is your first year of visiting Artists at Home, you have got a real treat in store for you!
Artists at Home is one of the earliest schemes of its kind, started by the late Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan in 1973. They were both painters and printmakers, but now AAH also includes sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, jewellers, textile and fashion designers. There is something for everyone, and it is perfect for the whole family. Children are welcome and often delight in asking about the work.
“Affordable” obviously means different things
to different people, but there is a huge range of prices, from a few pounds
to several thousands.
June 9, 2018