Around 50 artists so far have signed up to participate in Virtual Open Studios, where each artist will have a profile page on the OSNotts website. The virtual studio will include information about the artist and their practice, studio images, video tours, work demonstrations, and links to purchase their work. If restrictions allow, the artists will also physically open their studios to welcome visitors and this will be promoted nearer the time when there is more certainty about it.
Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries (formerly the arts service), which has supported OSNotts since its first event in 2011, will be curating an exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary. The Bringing Artists into View Exhibition - celebrating 10 years! will run from Saturday 24 April to Sunday 6 June 2021 at Arnold, Mansfield Central and Retford Libraries (restrictions permitting) and also on the Inspire website. There has been a call out to artists for their images and stories of 10 years of Open Studios.
Creative Birthday Cake Competition:
Look out for the Creative Birthday Cake Competition - details to be announced soon from Open Studios Notts so please check www.osnotts.co.uk to take part. Artists and the public will be invited to create a birthday cake in any medium (drawn, sculpted, baked, crafted, interpretative dance, music composition – anything goes), then photograph or record (video or audio) the creation and post on social media using a specific hashtag for all to enjoy.
For further details and to keep up to date with the various arts and craft venues, exhibitions and virtual Open Studios please visit: www.osnotts.co.uk