The Artists Open Houses (AOH) has two festivals each year: one during the city’s May festival season, the other in the lead up to Christmas.
AOH May Festival
Registration for the 2019 AOH May Festival will open on 11th December 2018 and close on 4th February 2019.
The May festival runs for four weekends in May: May 4&5 I May 11&12 I May 18&19 I May 25&26
See Dates and Rates for the 2019 AOH May Festival.
Joining a Local Trail
Once you have registered for Artists Open Houses, you may like to join a trail in your area. You can contact your local Trail Contact, who will give you individual trail joining details: NB: Trails only operate during the May festivals.
As an approximate guide to the trail areas, please see this map
AOH Christmas Festival
Registration for the 2019 AOH Christmas Festival will open in late August 2019.
The Christmas festival will run for three weekends from late November – mid December.
Taking Part In AOH
Anyone living in the 01273 telephone area may take part as a venue in the Artists Open Houses festival.
Those living outside the area may also take part as a guest artist exhibiting their work in someone else’s Open House. You may like to sign up to Artist Seeking Houses so that host venues can see your work and invite you to exhibit with them: http://artists-seeking-houses.aoh.org.uk/