Open House At Wimbledon Art Studios

Chance to buy from local artists

Wimbledon Art Studios is hosting one of its twice-yearly Open Art Shows this weekend (November 24-27).

The complex of studios just off Plough Lane in Riverside Yard, Riverside Road, Earlsfield, is home to more than 200 artists covering fields including printmaking, furniture, painting and ceramics.

It's the largest single site art studio complex in Britain and has just opened another 55 studios.

The two buildings form a massive maze of studios, but friendly staff will be on hand to point you in the right direction and it's very well sign-posted. Visitors will find some pieces displayed (pictured above) in the main entrance, but the majority of the artwork is shown in each artist's own workspace.

The last Open Studios art show in May attracted more than 4,000 people, offering the public chance to buy directly from the artists. More than 130 artists will be showing their work.

Opening times on Saturday and Sunday are 11am – 6pm. There's free parking nearby in Riverside Road.

November 25, 2011