On the first weekend of October artists and makers across Lambeth will be opening their studio, work spaces and homes to the public from 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday (check for dates and times of private views).
There will be a wide range of arts and crafts on show including painting, sculpture, photography, textile design, jewellery, ceramics and print making. Entrance is free to all venues and the latest updated map can be found on our web site at www.lambethopen.com.
This event showcases the fantastic wealth of creative talent tucked away in the borough and helps communities discover the various art workshops and studios that are too often hidden away in their neighbourhoods. It is also a unique way to meet artists face to face and learn more about the various technical processes involved in their craft. It is also a great opportunity to buy direct and support your local artists and makers.
Organiser and artist Tim Sutton (who also organises the Urban Art fair in Brixton) explained that “Lambeth Open provides an affordable opportunity for artists and makers to showcase work in their local area. Too often these gold mines of creativity are hidden away and we hope our event helps shine a light on our wonderful and colourful creative community. All artists and makers will be present at their venues, so visitors can find out how items are made and the various techniques involved. We are so lucky have all this talent on our doorstep and something worth showing off to the rest of London.”