Registering for the Artists Open Houses

The Artists Open Houses (AOH) usually  has two festivals each year: one during the city’s May festival season, the other in the lead up to Christmas. Due to the unexpected circumstances of COVID-19, the May 2020 Festival was not able to go ahead and has been rescheduled for Autumn/Winter 2020. The four-week festival will incorporate aspects of both the (rescheduled) AOH May festival and the AOH Christmas festival, offering Christmas shopping opportunities as well great art for buyers and collectors. AOH Autumn/Winter 2020 Festival will take place over four weekends in November and December 2020.

Although Registration for printed listings in the AOH Autumn/Winter 2020 Festival is  now closed register below for: ONLINE ONLY LISTINGS


Register for  Artists / Makers Online Only Listings:

Although registration for AOH brochure listings is now closed, we are pleased to offer, for this year only, Artists / Makers Online Only Listings for the special price of £100 per listing. Listings comprise:

Dedicated Online Gallery
Artists / Makers Online Only Listings offer a dedicated gallery showing 12 images of your work with a direct link (email, phone number, website, Etsy etc.) of your choice, so that visitors to the AOH website can contact you directly to buy your work from you. Have a look at an example Artists / Makers Online Only Listing here

Dedicated Video
You will also be able to upload a Video to your listing, where you can show samples of work and talk to virtual visitors about the process of making and ideas behind your work. Here is a link to a great video made by AOH artist Becky Blair, talking to virtual visitors about her work.

Although your listing will not appear in the AOH printed brochure, you will receive all other AOH marketing benefits.

Registration for Artists / Makers Online Only Listing will remain open until the start of the festival (November 21st) and you will be able to continue to access and update your gallery images throughout the festival period.


The AOH Autumn/Winter Festival runs for four weekends:

Festival weekends are:

November 21 & 22
November 28 & 29
December 5 & 6
December 12 & 13



See The Timeline for the AOH Autumn/Winter 2020 Festival. COMING SOON
See the useful AOH Guide to Opening Your House
Find Guest Artists
See more Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a little further information on some new areas for this year:
Become a Virtual Artists Open House! *
*Please note that registrations for Virtual/Online Open Houses after 31 August 2020 will be listed on the AOH website but not have  a presence in the AOH brochure.

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: