“We have all been busy creating over the lockdowns and are more eager than ever to open our studios”
By Eve Herbert
After a year of virtual events during the pandemic, Artists at Home, west London’s favourite open studios event, is thrilled to be opening to the public again from 17 to 19 September.
The event was the first event of its kind in London. Founded by artists Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden and initially incorporating only a handful of studios, it has now grown to occupy a three-mile radius of Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush and become a well-loved institution. The event provides the public with an opportunity to view and purchase original art as well as a chance to see where the artist works and lives.
“This year, we welcome a particularly large number of new artists to Artists at Home, which is very exciting. Many of them have visited Artists at Home for a number of years before applying to join and the array and quality of work on offer this year is simply incredible,” says Kathryn Davey, Chair of Artists at Home. “I think we have all been busy creating over the lockdowns and we are all more eager than ever to open up our studios.”
There are 93 artists in total – 79 exhibiting live and 14 online only – making this one of the largest cohorts to take part in any given year. Artists at Home normally opens in the third week of June but has chosen later dates this year to ensure greater safety and confidence for those opening up their homes and visiting.
The Artists at Home online event is already open and remains so all year round on the website which features an interactive map for planning a route, individual artists’ pages and an easy-to-use system to allow buyers to enquire about works.
Artists at Home is proudly supported by Horton and Garton, independent estate agent at the heart of the community in Hammersmith, Chiswick and Shepherds Bush.