Discover art on your doorstep

11 September 2017

Written by: Lambeth Council

Arts, culture and events

Lambeth Open gives you the chance to meet the local artists and makers who create painting, sculpture, ceramics and more. You can find out how and why they do it, and buy art direct from the artist.

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Discover art on your doorstep

Lambeth Open

On the first weekend of October artists and makers across the borough of Lambeth will be opening their studios, work spaces and homes to the public. Started in 2009, the event promises a wide range of arts and crafts on show including painting, sculpture, photography, textile design, jewellery, ceramics and print making. Doors will be open 7-8 October from 10am to 6pm both days. Entrance is free to all venues.

Meet the makers

This event showcases the fantastic wealth of creative talent tucked away in the borough and helps communities discover the various art workshops and studios that are too often hidden away in their neighbourhoods. It is a unique way to meet artists face to face and learn more about the various technical processes involved in their craft. It is also a great opportunity to buy direct and support your local artists and makers.

Talent showcase

Organiser and artist Tim Sutton (who also organises the very successful annual Urban Art art fair that lines the railings of Brixton’s Josephine Avenue with artworks) explained that:

“Lambeth Open provides an affordable opportunity for artists and makers to showcase work in their local area. Too often these gold mines of creativity are hidden away and we hope our event helps shine a light on our wonderful and colourful creative community.

“All artists and makers will be present at their venues, so visitors can find out how items are made and the various techniques involved. We are so lucky have all this talent on our doorstep and something worth showing off to the rest of London.”


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