More than 100 local artists taking part this year
More than 100 artists will invite members of the public into their homes in October as part of a borough-wide celebration of art.
The Wandsworth Artists' Open House event sees artists based in Wandsworth showcase and sell their work in their own environment.
It is organised by Wandsworth Council's arts team, in conjunction with an artists' steering committee, and takes place on the weekends of October 6 and 7 and October 13 and 14.
The event gives visitors a glimpse of the artists' home and studio environments, as well as the opportunity to meet them and discuss their work.
From crafts to design, sculpture, painting, jewellery, photography, drawing, film and installations, visitors to the various houses will have a great variety of works to view and buy.
Wandsworth's culture spokesman, Councillor Jonathan Cook, said: "The Open House weekends are a fantastic opportunity for those looking to buy their first original art piece to do so.
"Last year's event attracted more than 8,000 visitors to over 100 venues across the borough - and generated about £150,000 in sales for local artists."
A map of the all the open houses is available online at www.wandsworthart.com or in libraries. The website also allows visitors to build their own trail, stopping off for a coffee or bite to eat along the way during the family friendly event.
As part of Artists' Open House there will also be Big Draw activities, including:
To learn about other activities on offer go to www.thebigdraw.org.
To read the event brochure in full visit www.calameo.com/read/0015523819e6f73506841.
September 13, 2012