Thanet Open Studios returns after three year break

Textile design by Jane Ellison

After a three year break Thanet Open Studios returns with 17 sites open showing the work of more than 25 practising local artists and artisans.

Some of the artists are opening their studios for the first time this year and of course some of the regulars are back on the trail.

Over the following weekends in Augusts 13/14th, 20/21st and 27/28/&29th, artists open their studios, galleries and homes to welcome the public and show visitors what they create and how they create their work.

Work by Emily Tull

Not all studios are open on the same weekends, so always best to check the guide before visiting. This is an ideal opportunity to meet artists and also perhaps buy direct from them.

There are studios open in Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate and Westgate, with everything from textile design to glass art and oil painting to printing.

The best way to plan your tour is to either download the online guidebook, or pick up a printed copy from York Street Gallery in Ramsgate, New Kent Art Gallery in Broadstairs, Eclectic Art in Margate and at Westgate Galleria.

For more information find Thanet Open Studios on facebook here