Surrey Artists’ Open Studios 2018

Surrey Artists’ Open Studios Saturday 2 – 17 June 2018

This year, 162 studios will again be opening their doors to the public with 273 artists taking part, many of them for the first time, showcasing their work in this year’s SAOS event.

Throughout Surrey and its borders, visitors will have the opportunity to visit studios, meet artists and makers, see completed works, gain an insight to how work is produced and even try your hand at some of the events and demonstration techniques being displayed by some artists.

Studios will be open between Saturday 2nd June and Sunday 17th June 2018.

Please see brochure for full details of individual opening times as not all studios are open daily, or visit https://surreyopenstudios.org.uk/

Visit several studios and you can vote for your favourite artist, enter a free prize draw and win £150 voucher.

Local Artist Alison G Saunders is taking part again this year and would be delighted to welcome you to visit her exhibition. This year she will be showing alone but will have a number of other Surrey artists work displayed to give you a taste of what these local artists are doing.

Alison is an awarding winning artist who works in a number of different media with her real love being the use of colour.

Alison is also very active in her charitable works and this year she has decorated a 5ft tall hare to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease being part of the Haslemere Hare Parade, she has decorated a bat box as part of the Reigate and Banstead Councils, Earlswood Lakes bird box event which launches on 26th May 2018 and as always Alison continues to raise funds from sales of her art to help people in Ethiopia who suffer from Podoconiosis; a debilitating but totally curable condition which due to lack of understanding has caused the death of millions of men, women and children.

This year, book marks decorated with different feathers designs 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 procedures and 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 ags@ntlworld.com

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 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th and 16th June.

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