Derbyshire Open Arts promotes an annual art event at the end of May. Individuals and groups organise their own studios and venues but join together under this umbrella organisation. Artists and crafts people open their studios to the public or exhibit with others in a combined venue such as a village hall or art gallery. It gives visitors an opportunity to see the breadth of art that is created in Derbyshire, to meet the creators and to purchase or commission works direct from the maker.
Derbyshire Open Arts continues to be funded entirely by artists’ subscriptions and is run by volunteers. It is a formally constituted organisation which exists solely for its members who are artists, artisans, arts organisations, galleries and those with an interest in the arts in Derbyshire.
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