About Hebden Bridge Open Studios

Open Studios is a wonderful opportunity to visit a wide range of artists and makers, working in many different media. From enthusiastic amateurs to internationally exhibited, professional artists at the top of their game. Hebden Bridge has a flourishing artistic community.

All the artists take time and care to curate their personal mini-exhibition for anyone and everyone to visit, pass comment on, ask about and generally enjoy.

It’s a behind the scenes peek at the artists spaces that are not usually open to the public and get the chance to speak directly with them about their work and how and why they make it.

You’ll see originals and works in progress that you wouldn’t normally get the chance to see. You may get inspired to buy a piece of your own or build a relationship with the artist and commission something unique in the future.

There will be bargains to be had too; many of the artists regard it as an annual clear out.

If you just get inspired by artists spaces and seeing other peoples creative processes that’s fine too. If you’re artistically inclined you might learn all sorts of tips and tricks from experienced artists and craftspeople.

The studios and workshops are located throughout the town and surrounding area, in mill conversions, above shops, in underdwellings, outbuildings, garden sheds and in artists homes.

And there is always cake!

The “fourth-funkiest place on the planet” we’re a town of independent quirky shops and arty cafes, bars and bistros nestled in the beautiful valleys and hills of the South Pennines.

Our excellent rail links help us to not only draw a local crowd but also visitors from across Yorkshire, over the border in Lancashire, Manchester and beyond.

Whether by road, rail, bicycle or canal boat it’s a highlight for northern art lovers. Hebden Bridge Open Studios is a date for your diary twice in 2021 on July 9-11 and October 1-3.

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