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April 2023

30th April, 1st May & 6th May 2023


Open Up Sheffield

At its heart Sheffield is a city of makers and is famed for having one of the highest concentrations of studios outside of London. This provides space for all manner of artists and makers across the city and beyond. Building on this incredible asset, Open Up has been celebrating Sheffield’s cultural vibrancy and showcasing some of the city’s up and coming artists and makers for 25 years. As well as the annual Open Up event we run exhibitions and seek to promote collaboration between artists and makers.

Visit us

Open Up welcomes you to visit artists and makers in their studios showcasing their work over two weekends: 29th, 30th April and 1st of May followed by the 6th and 7th of May 2023. This annual event allows you to visit working studios, talk to the artists and makers and have the chance to buy original pieces of work. We include studios from a wide range of artforms including painters, ceramicists, printmakers, embroiderers, sculptors, jewellers and more.

May 2023

27th - 29th May 2023


Derbyshire Open Arts

Derbyshire Open Arts promotes an annual art event on the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May. Individuals and groups organise their own studios and venues but join together under this umbrella organisation. Artists and crafts people open their studios to the public or exhibit with others in a combined venue such as a village hall or art gallery. It gives visitors an opportunity to see the breadth of art that is created in Derbyshire, to meet the creators, and to purchase or commission works direct from the maker.

August 2023

19th -20th August 2023

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Art in the Pen • Skipton

Art in the Pen is a well established and highly regarded art and craft fair that runs each year at Skipton Auction Mart. From humble beginnings, the event has developed into what many now consider to be the North's leading art event.

Back in 2005, Art in the Pen started out as a relatively small number of artists transforming cattle pens into galleries to sell their original work. The organic and informal nature of the event really captured the attention of visitors, who now return each years. Today, Art in the Pen has flourished into a sprawling event, with an abundance of creativity and craftsmanship at every turn.

The continued success of Art in the Pen is partly down to its relaxed and friendly environment. The events are a great way for visitors to strike up conversations with our artists and meet other art and craft enthusiasts. Whether you're a collector or buying for the first time, Art in the Pen provides a wonderful opportunity to discover new, emerging and established talent.

September 2023

1st, 2nd & 3rd September 2023


Art in the Gardens • Sheffield

  • Premier Artists and Craft Professionals.

  • Open art Exhibition

  • Huge variety of artist and craft exhibitors.

  • Home and Gardens Showcase.

  • Sheffield Young Artists Display

  • Original art, prints and craft for sale direct from the artists. 


A great day out for all the family...


Held in Sheffield's stunning Botanical Gardens each September, Art in the Gardens is one of the largest outdoor art markets in the North of England, with artists, craft makers and visitors coming from across the UK.

With thousands of pieces of art and craft on show, the event offers a truly wonderful opportunity to meet artists and buy from them direct, all while enjoying the beautiful leafy grounds of the surrounding gardens. 

From premier artists in the pavilions and marquees, sculptures on the lawns to the Open Art Competition, a dedicated Home and Gardens area and a host of professional artists and craft makers.

Come along to browse the many stalls and exhibitions, meet the makers, explore the gardens and enjoy some delicious locally-sourced food and drink.


October 2023


13th - 15th October 2023

Harrogate Art Fair 

Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

Art lovers and artists meet face to face at Contemporary Art Fairs, to browse, to talk, to admire and to buy. Artwork from £50 to £5,000, Workshops and demonstrations, from leading artists and galleries. We inspire you!

We are giving you an opportunity this Autumn to see over 100 curated artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries from all over the UK; offering the very best in Contemporary Art. The fair is THE destination for Art lovers, Art Collectors or anyone looking for original artwork for their home or office. 


Friday 13th October 2023 6pm – 9pm
(Private View by invitation or ticket)


Saturday 14th October 2023 10am – 5pm
Sunday 15th October 2023 10am – 5pm

Ticket prices:
£10 – General Admission (£8 until 14th Oct)
£8 – Concession (£6 until 14th Oct)

Children (Under 16) Free

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