Warwickshire Open Studios (WOS) was formed in 2002 and has been helping visual artists and designer makers across the Warwickshire and the Coventry area connect with art-lovers who enjoy, buy, commission and participate in their work.
WOS is a self-funded membership organisation run by a voluntary team who are all artists themselves. They organise the county's biggest free arts event, the annual Open Studios Summer event, which in 2017 will be from 17 June to 2 July. It's a friendly and relaxed way to view art in artists' homes, studios and gardens and becomes more popular with visitors each year with record visitor numbers during the 2016 event.
The annual membership fee is £15 for which artists receive year round support, advice, access to a large artist network across the Midlands and beyond, the opportunity to take part in events, talks and trips to exhibitions. And the endorsement of quality that Warwickshire Open Studios is known for.