Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Saturday 1 – 16 June 2019
This year, 182 studios will be opening their doors to the public, many of them for the first time, with 300 artists showcasing their work, in this year’s SAOS event.
Throughout Surrey and its borders, people can visit studios, meet artists and makers, see works in progress and completed works, gain an insight to how work is produced and even try your hand at some of the events.
Demonstrations and techniques are being showcased by some artists and most artists love nothing better than to talk about how they make their work.
Studios will be open between Saturday 1st June and Sunday 16th June 2019.
Please see brochure for full details of individual opening times as not all studios are open daily, or visit www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk
Visit several studios and you can vote for your favourite artist, enter a free prize draw and win £150 voucher to spend in any of the studios which are opening this year.
Local Artist Alison G Saunders is taking part again this year and is showing alone again but like last year, she will have a number of other Surrey artists work on display to give you a taste of what other artists are doing. She would be delighted to welcome you to visit her exhibition.
Alison is an awarding winning artist who works in a number of different media with her real love being the use of colour. Continuing with her charitable works this year she has worked on a couple of fibreglass hearts for St. Catherine’s Hospice ‘Heart to Heart’ fundraiser which launches on 4th July in Crawley.
Alison continues to raise funds from the sale of her art to help people in Ethiopia who suffer from Podoconiosis; a debilitating but curable condition which continues to cause the death of millions of men, women and children.
Again this year, book marks decorated with different feathers designs ‘symbolizing peace’ will be sold with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity and a percentage of other works being donated too.
Alison will be also be demonstrating some of her printing processes during the open studio and is always happy to share tips and give art advice.
Please visit her at Gullfoss, The Glade, Kingswood. (on the corner of The Glade and Outwood Lane). tel: 01737 830439 refreshments will be available. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening times for all studios are 11am – 5pm on weekends and 6pm – 8.30pm on Thursday evenings. Alison’s studio with be open this year on 1st and 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th, and 14th and 15th June.