Artists Open Houses Festival 2021 moves to June

The AOH festival is moving  to June this year, ensuring maximum safety for all our participating artists and audiences. The festival will run weekends 29 May -20 June. 

Registration is open from 5th Jan – 22nd March
Special Early Bird rates until 28th February

June 2021 AOH Festival weekends:
May 29,30,31 (Bank Holiday) | June 5&6 | 12&13 | 19&20  

Register here

We will be continuing to monitor the situation and will plan accordingly should any major changes occur in the coming weeks.

Full registration refunds are available right up until the end of the registration period. Should it become necessary for the festival be moved to a later summer month, full refunds will be offered to anyone who no longer wishes to take part. In the unlikely event there should be a further lockdown during some part of the festival, the AOH Festival will go ahead as an online festival during that period. 

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]

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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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On the Trail Video - Winter 2020

A look back at the AOH Winter 2020 Festival and some of the great Open Houses that took part.
Filmed by Idil Bozkurt 



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


June 2021 registration

Registration for the June 2021 AOH Festival is open 5 January – 22 March

Don’t miss out on great Early Bird rates until 28 February

Festival dates: weekends 29th May – 20th June

For more information contact [email protected]


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