Buy from local artists as they display their work in their homes
The weekend of 14-16 June 2 provides a unique opportunity for the public to visit oveer 60 local artists in their home-based studios during the annual Artists At Home event.
63 pop-up exhibitions await you across Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. 77 artists will be delighted to welcome you to their houses, studios and flats, to view paintings, glass-making, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, photographs, textiles, and jewellery.
Artists at Home (AAH) is one of the earliest schemes of its kind, started by the late Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan in 1973. They were both painters and printmakers but now AAH also includes sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, jewellers, textile and fashion designers. There is something for everyone, and it is perfect for the whole family. Children are welcome and often delight in asking about the work.
The event is now well established in the cultural calendar of West London and hugely popular, attracting new artists and visitors every year. There will be Open studios in Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush.
This is an exciting chance to discover new original work for your home and to talk to artists about how they create. A fun and lively event with many regular addicted visitors. If you've never been before, make this the year you visit.
Browse the artists you can discover on the find art page and learn more about Artists At Home in the section about the event, or use the interactive map of all studios.
Local estate agents Horton and Garton again this year is their their Principal Sponsor. Being a young and energetic estate agent, highly regarded in West London, with offices in both Hammersmith and Chiswick, this seems like an excellent match.
As usual, there is a diverse range of styles and of disciplines: Painting, sculpture, jewellery, photography, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, fashion and mixed media.
Of course artists love selling their work (prices range from a few pounds to over a thousand or more) but they also like talking about it to visitors. Admission is free, there is no obligation to purchase, there are often refreshments, and there is always a very friendly atmosphere.
If you have visited open studios before, you will probably be pleased to revisit your favourites and discover new ones. Don’t ignore studios which are a little isolated; they need your support too. If this is your first year of visiting Artists at Home, you have got a real treat in store for you!
“Affordable” obviously means different things to different people, but there is a huge range of prices, from a few pounds to several thousands.
June 8, 2019