Artists Open Houses Festival May 2021

Registration is open from 5th Jan – 22nd Feb
Special Early Bird rates until 31st January 

Festival weekends:
May 1&2 I May 8&9 I May 15&16 I May 22&23 | (May 29&30 optional)

Register here

Looking forward to May
The Winter 2020 Artists Open House festival proved successful, offering both online and in-person visiting whilst safely following all necessary Covid-19 precautions. Signs are looking positive for the late spring and we will be ready and prepared to bring a really great festival experience to all artists and visitors alike!

Online Only listings
In addition to regular Open House listings, this year we are also offering an Online Only listing option for artists not opening their houses this time due to the current situation. Online Only listings include video links and online galleries. To register as an Online Only Open House, please register via the registration link above.

The new additional online galleries and video links are also available free to all regular Open House listings.

Who can take part
Anyone living in the 01273 telephone area can take part in the Artists Open Houses (AOH) Festival as an Open House venue. Registration costs can be shared by all artists exhibiting in one venue, meaning that taking part in the festival can be affordable for everyone.

If you live outside the 01273 telephone area, you can still take part in AOH festivals by becoming a ‘guest artist’ exhibiting your work in someone else’s Open House. Take a look at the AOH Directory of artists who are looking for houses to show in.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, returning after a break, or are a professional and established artist, the Artists Open Houses is a great place to exhibit and be noticed.

“ Artists Open Houses connect artists and makers with an audience of art-lovers, buyers and industry professionals – and is also fun to take part in, exhibiting with your friends in your own home.”
Judy Stevens, Artists Open Houses Festival Director

For more information contact [email protected]

Support AOH

As for many organisations, the last few months have been a challenging time for AOH. Please help us to make sure we can continue with our work and go forward into a thriving future by making a donation, however small or large.

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Video Chats

AOH is introducing a series of video blogs, continuing over the next few months.  Artist, filmmaker, curator and AOH team member Idil Bozkurt talks to AOH artists about their experiences of lockdown and beyond.



With Facemasks now essential in shops and on public transport our lovely AOH artists and makers are making masks for the public to buy. View them all here.



Read the latest news and interviews in our blog


Sponsor and Advertise with us!

Would you like to promote your business? Find out about our advertising rates or how to be a sponsor of the Artists Open Houses festival.

For more info contact: [email protected]


Artists Seeking Houses

Artists – are you an artist looking to exhibit your work in an Open House venue? Upload your details to be added to our online artist directory

Open Houses – use our  online artist directory to find Guest Artists to exhibit in your Open House


May 2021 registration

Registration for the May 2021 AOH Festival opens online on 5th January  – closes 21st February.

Don’t miss out on great ‘early bird’ rates up until 31st January .

For more information contact [email protected]


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