Twelve Years And Going Strong
Perthshire Open Studios was launched in 2008 and is now in its 12th year. It is an annual nine day event held in September and involves artists and makers across Perthshire, Kinross-Shire and other neighbouring counties. A growing number of participants and visitors each year makes it a highlight in the calendar of Arts events in Scotland.
A Community Interest Company and not-for-profit organisation, Perthshire Open Studios makes a significant contribution to the local economy and generates local community art and craft events throughout the year.
Our Partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre continues with a Showcase Exhibition taking place there as part of this year’s event.
- Artists and makers from a wide range of disciplines take part in Open Studios. Venues vary from individual workspaces to halls and galleries hosting artist – led exhibitions.
- Visitors to the event in previous years came principally from Perthshire and Kinross-Shire but a significant number came from other parts of Scotland and the UK and a number from overseas, with many staying in the area for 3-5 nights.
- Comments made by the visitors include: “Brilliant! It’s inspiring to see such great work produced locally.” “We liked visiting studios we would not normally be able to visit because they were open specially and listed in the directory.”
- Several high profile local businesses sponsored us in 2017 and 2018 and we hope that we can help each other by bringing increased economic activity to the area, a growing interest in the Arts and an increased awareness of the huge talent in this region.