Information for Visitors

Devon Open Studios 2021 ran from 11-26 September

Planning has already started for 2022 so please use this website to see what treats lie in store

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You’ll find Open Studios in almost every type of location, whether that’s private homes, garden sheds, cafes, galleries and more besides, some on high streets and industrial estates and others with staggering views of coast and countryside. The art and craft you’ll find there will be just as varied and interesting and the artists you’ll meet come with a wide variety of experience and inspiration. Part of the fun of Devon Open Studios is uncovering artwork you’ll fall in love with in unexpected places.  

What they all have in common is that you are very welcome!

You’ll spot our yellow signs out and about the county to guide you to our artists’ doors.

Each year you’ll find a calendar of open dates on each venue’s web page. If you can’t attend on the days shown, most venues will be happy to arrange a visit or have a conversation at an alternative time, even year-round, get in touch direct to enquire.

If you’d like to chat to someone about Open Studios before you plan your journey in 2022, our Information Centres will be happy to provide you with insight and tips to make your Open Studios experience even better. 

Finding the Studios

Each area begins with an overview map, which indicates the general location of each venue so you can see where clusters of artists are located. It should be used in conjunction with a road map, web mapping or SatNav to pinpoint the venue’s precise location. Each venue’s entry also provides detailed local directions and our black and yellow directional arrows are flagged up before the event every year to point the way to a studio as you get close to it. Tourist Information Centres can also be a great source of local knowledge and can help you to locate participating studios. 

Please note: 

Visitors to any of our Devon Artist Network Open Studios visit entirely at their own risk and adults are responsible at all times for the supervision of any children in their care. The organisers and participants of Devon Artist Network Open Studios cannot accept liability for any loss, damage, illness or injury sustained by any member of the public visiting any Devon Artist Network Open Studios venue.  Artists’ studios and makers’ workshops are working environments and may be equipped with chemicals, sharp knives or powerful machinery so great care must be taken when visiting them. 

Whilst every effort has been made to provide accurate information, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen circumstances that occur from time to time. Devon Artist Network and Devon Open Studios are open to all artists and does not select the work on display. At some venues there may be some nudity or graphic content that some visitors may find offensive. Please check with the venues you intend to visit if you are concerned.