Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios 2017

9 – 17th September

Celebrating Bridport’s Vibrant Visual Art Scene

Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios is the annual 9-day celebration of contemporary visual artists who live in Bridport and the surrounding countryside.

This year, you can discover 78 of West Dorset’s finest artists, designers and craftspeople in their studios, homes and galleries. The Open event offers visitors a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of the artist’s’ studio, with an opportunity to talk with the artists and see first-hand their working progress. Most venues will have a diverse range of original artworks for sale, as well as cards and prints.

A wide variety of art will be on show including Painting, Printmaking, Illustration, Ceramics, Sculpture, Furniture, Photography, Textiles, Jewellery, Glass Pieces, Woodturning, Hats from a local Milliner, and Metal pieces from an artisan Blacksmith.

Pick up your Free 48-page Guide to the event with details about all participating artists as well as six Maps and directions to all the venues. The Guide is available from Arts Centres, Galleries and Tourist Information Centres across the West Country. Distinctive arrows and banners across Bridport and West Dorset will further signpost the way to the 53 venues taking part this year.

For up to date information follow the event on Twitter: @BridportOS and Facebook and visit the website:

Tasha Lummes

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