Registering for the Artists Open Houses

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 2020 Festival

Registration for the AOH May 2020 Festival opens on 11th December and closes on 3rd February.

Special Early Bird rates close on 6th January!

The AOH May festival runs for four weekends:

Festival weekends are:

May 2 & 3
May 9 & 10
May 16 & 17
May 23 & 24

See Dates and Rates for the AOH May 2020 Festival.

See The Timeline for the AOH May 2020 Festival.

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:


Joining a Local Trail – for the AOH May 2020 Festival
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. As an approximate guide to the trail areas, please see this map

NB: Trails only operate during the May festivals. The AOH Christmas festival does not have trails


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