Local Artists Open Up Their Studios

Merton Arts Festival takes place over two September weekends

Merton Arts Festival, including artist open house events, will be taking place across the borough over the weekends of September 17/18 and 24/25.

It follows on from the Merton Arts Trail, where local artists - many of them in Wimbledon - opened their houses and studios every year.

This new style event will include emerging and established artists in the borough opening their houses and studios to the public from 11am-5pm.

There will also be 'Lost & Found' Open Exhibitions - an innovation this year to give the festival a broad theme.

Local and guest artists will be invited to submit work, encouraging them to push the boundaries of their creativity. The plan is that ‘Lost & Found’ will be curated in public spaces - churches, schools and colleges, pubs, theatres and parks - all around the borough. It will run throughout the week from 11am-5pm, September 15-25.

Festival details are below:

A: Lost and Found Exhibitions Merton Arts Space, Compton Rd, London SW19 7QA: Saturday 17 - Saturday 24 September 2016 Opening hours: Sat 17 September 9.30am - 5.00pm Sun 18 September 11.00 am - 5pm Monday 19 – Friday 23 September 9.30am - 7.00pm Saturday 24 September 11.00 am - 5.00pm.

St Mark's Church, St Mark's Place, Wimbledon, SW19 7ND, Saturday 17 September, 11.00 - 5 pm.

The Sultan pub, 78 Norman Road, SW19 1BT, Open Saturday 17 – Sunday 25 September, pub hours.

The Craft Gallery at the Apprentice Shop, Merton Abbey Mills, SW19 7NB, Sat 17 - Sun 18 September 10.00 am - 5.00pm Thurs 22 – Friday 23 September 10.30am – 4.30pm Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 September 11.00 am - 5.00pm.

B: Artists’ open houses & studios, Saturday 17- Sunday 18 September Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 September 2016 Opening 11.00- 5pm.

Chair Ben Nicolas is pictured (left) with one of his ceramic sculptures

For more information, visit: mertonartsfestival.org.  

August 31, 2016