North Yorkshire Open Studios

Each year, artists and makers across the whole of North Yorkshire invite the public into a host of intriguing spaces. From hidden locations on the North Yorkshire Moors and harbourside huts in Whitby and Scarborough to suburban living rooms in Harrogate and beautiful back gardens in the remote Yorkshire Dales.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Campaign or initiative

Opening hours

Takes place in June in lots of locations.

Admission charges

Mostly Free!

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Catriona Stewart in her studio

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

  • 3 — 4 June 2017 10:30am-5:30pm
  • 10 — 11 June 2017 10:30am-5:30pm

Discover art in truly inspirational locations, hunting out a trail of studios stretching from the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline to the moors and dales, exploring villages and spa towns located right across this fabulous county.

Take a look into workspaces of all shapes and sizes, from fisherman’s cottages to Victorian workhouses, at the biggest selected artist open studios in the UK, which offers a tantalising glimpse inside the usually private world of artists.

- Discover printmakers Ian and Stef Mitchell in their studio perched in a quaint fisherman’s cottage at the edge of the sea in Staithes
- Explore art in a Victorian Workhouse, at the King Street Workshops which are home to jewellers, ceramicists and more, in the glorious Nidderdale town of Pateley Bridge.
- High Barn Cottage, in rural Malham, has been home to three generations of female artists, view the paintings of Katharine Holmes, which are rooted in this special place.

Expect to see a fantastic mix of established and exciting new creative talent, from potters and painters, to jewellery, textile artists and printmakers and lots more at this popular free event. There are many chances to have a go, take part in an inspiring and fun activity and try something new with friends or family.

Suitable for

  • Any age


North Yorkshire Open Studios
The Art Depot
Eshton Road
North Yorkshire
BD23 3SE




01756 748529

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.