Out and About… Cambridge Open Studios

Out and About… Cambridge Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios has announced the 2021 dates for its month-long summer art event, which will feature an exciting range of exhibitions by over 300 artists at a selection of locations in the city and surrounding areas

Five Ways to Enjoy

For many artist members it will be Open Studios as usual with exhibitors opening their doors to the public. Some artists have chosen to ‘open by appointment’ and others have opted to participate with ‘open windows’ where artworks will be displayed in windows and outside spaces.

In addition to home studios, Cambridge Open Studios are delighted to be partnering with The Pitt Building located on Trumpington Street in the heart of historic Cambridge. The Pitt Building will be hosting a wide range of artists adhering to COVID guidelines over the course of the four weekends. Nine art galleries in the regions will also be hosting resident Open Studios artists over the course of the four weekends.

New E-Guide Book Replaces Printed Guide & Supports App

For the first time in the history of Cambridge Open Studios there will be no printed guide – for two reasons, the planned move into the digital age, and to reduce the number of guides to save the planet has been accelerated by the pandemic and fear of possible transmission through contact.

Over the last few years, the App has become extremely popular and is expected to see record numbers of download this year. Incredibly easy to use allowing the user to search by medium, location, weekend and artist name, it’s the quickest and easiest way to find participating artists so don’t leave home without it!

Visit www.camopenstudios.co.uk/ to download the E-Guide Book and 2021 App

What and Where?

For many artists 2020 was a year for creating and surviving the pandemic. This year is set to be an explosion of colour and fine array of work with specialisms including fine art, photography, pottery, glass making, sculpture, illustration, textiles, jewellery and furniture making, and more besides.
The studios are spread throughout the whole region including many villages around Royston, Saffron Walden, St Ives and Chatteris as well as Ely and central Cambridge. The distinctive yellow COS flags will be out to identify participating studios.


There are some great local artists taking part in this year’s open studios, including:

John Pocock, George Meloniotis and Lucy Winter

Lucy Winter, chinese brush painting and colour pencils; John Pocock, acrylic artist; and George Melinoitis, oil/acrylic artist.
33 Newham Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 8AL

Anna Pye

Lino-cuts and monoprints. 3 Station Road, Steeple Morden, SG8 0NN

Gina Ferrari

Acrylics, portraits and textiles. 17 Church Street, Guilden Morden, SG8 0JD

Yasmeen Farooqui

Complex digital collâges. The Old Manse, 87 High Street, Guilden Morden, SG8 0JS

Cambridge Open Studios, every weekend in July, 11am to 6pm each day
To find more local studios, visit www.camopenstudios.co.uk/cos-search/map or search for us on social media
Lucy Winter
Gina Ferrari