ABOUT OSH

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Open Studios Hebrides  is a newly formed group of artists and makers living and working across the Isle of Lewis, each plying their own very individual creative work in studios, sheds, spare bedrooms...

OSH aims to showcase their work to the island community  and to tourists, giving them the opportunity to meet new people, make new connections and share their arts and crafts in their own studio settings.

Our first trial art trail was a great success, and we plan to expand the project in coming years, so that many more of the island artists and makers have the opportunity to promote their wonderful work.

We have learned lessons from the  initial trail and will use that in our future planning, so that OSH 2022 will be bigger and better and  we can hopefully develop the project into an annual fixture.

 

Planned for 2022

  • Individual Art Trails for artists based around Broad Bay, Lochs, Uig, West Side, Ness and Stornoway.

  • A Stornoway 'Art Walk', as a way of promoting local artists by exhibiting examples of their work and contact details in shop windows in the centre of town. There will be a map of this Art Walk trail with details of the shops and the artists they are promoting.

  • Shared venues for artists and makers who do not have their own studios

  • Participating established galleries signposted in each trail area

  • Strategic venues for visitors to get refreshments and toilet stops

  • OSH brochure to include maps for each Art Trail area and including details of participating artists, makers and associate galleries

  • 'Free Art Friday' - a way for artists to promote their work by placing a small piece of their artwork where it can be found by a member of the public  

We would like to welcome you to  share in our Open Studios event in Summer.

21st, 22nd,23rd and 28th, 29th 30th JULY 2022

Come and meet the artists and makers in their own studios and discover our  unique island artwork  inspired by the stunning coastline, breath-taking moorland and mountains and the flora and fauna that abounds all over the Isle of Lewis.

You will find paintings, clothing, jewellery,  glasswork, pottery, photography, original prints, textile work, tweed and more...

Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, memories...

 

  Come and discover it for yourself...

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