Artist open house a resounding success!

Release Date: 05 July 2017

Over 400 local artists took part in a unique festival last week, during which hundreds of art lovers were invited into their homes, studios, galleries and gardens!

Art House Open Studios was held over two exciting summer weekends, during which Richmond came alive with private views, demonstrations, commissions and creative activity.

Running alongside Art House was a Group Exhibition in the Stables Gallery at Orleans House that showcased a diverse range of artwork from the borough’s artists, including printmaking, photography, wood sculpture and ceramics.

Hundreds of people took the opportunity to visit the many unique venues that opened up their doors, snapping up limited edition pieces or taking part in creative workshops.

Cllr Meena Bond, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Arts and Culture, said:

“Yet another Art house success! This year we had a real array of artists opening  their homes and studios inviting the public to enjoy private exhibitions. Venues ranged from tropical gardens and boatyards to churches and art centres.

“Art House is an opportunity to really appreciate the wide variety of artwork produced in the borough. It is a real celebration of local talent. I am thrilled that so many people were able to take part in this experience.”

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Reference: P314/17

Updated: 31 July 2017