30 April 2015

Wimbledon Art Studios 37th open event

This May marks the 37th Open Studios event. If you've not been you should definitely get yourself down to the stadium to check them out. More details from the team below: 

Wimbledon Art Studios (WAS), a thriving community of over 250 professional artists based next to Wimbledon Dog Stadium, will be opening its doors to the general public for four days, from Thursday 14th until Sunday 17th May 2015.

This will be the 37th Open Studios event held at WAS — which organises the four-day exhibition every six months. Around 150 resident artists will be opening the doors to their creative spaces and sharing what they do with visiting art lovers.

First opened in 1993, WAS is now a recognised creative community spanning well-established and emerging artists. Work produced is extremely diverse and the 250-plus resident artists include painters, sculptors, illustrators, designers, photographers and printmakers, among many other disciplines.

The four-day Open Studios event is the only opportunity for the public to visit the studios and see the work produced. It is also an opportunity for resident artists to sell their work directly to the public, and to unveil new and experimental work to an enthusiastic audience. Guests from around the UK and Europe meet under one roof to visit the studios of artists whose work is generally shown in main international art fairs and prestigious galleries, as well as the newest emerging talent from Europe’s leading art colleges. Entry to the show is completely free at all times. Previous shows have attracted around 4,000 visitors over the four days.

Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, Riverside Road, London SW17 0BB

 Opening hours and what’s on:
Thursday 14th 2pm – 10pm.  Our Preview Night begins at 7pm, with food from Vallebona serving the finest quality Sardinian gourmet, plus a prosecco bar.
Friday 15th 2pm - 9pm. Fashion Show at 7.30pm, presenting the Spring/Summer collections of the ‘Summerstown’ designers.  They are five designers who are resident at Wimbledon Art Studios.  This is a unique opportunity to view the different collections in an exciting and unusual location. Featuring, fashion, textiles, millinery, floral crowns and jewellery.
Sat 16th and Sun 17th 11am – 6.00pm are family days. Workshops and entertainment for all the family.

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