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Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios

Bridport has become known as the leading Arts community in the West Country and our annual Open Studios event celebrates this vibrant Visual Arts Scene. Started in 1999 by Caroline Ireland, the event has grown over the years to become a distinctive showcase for the Artists who live and work in West Dorset.

This year 90 of West Dorset’s Finest Artists, Designers and makers invite you to share a fascinating glimpse into their creative process.There will be a wide variety of visual arts to enjoy including painting, printmaking, illustration, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, glass, furniture and sculpture.

We encourage you to engage in conversation with the artists, seizing your opportunity to discover more about their creative process and view their most recent work. Our Open Studio event offers the rare opportunity to buy original work directly from the Artists, as well as cards and prints.

Earlier Event: May 26
Dorset Art Weeks
Later Event: April 5
To The Fore