HOST - Kirklees Open Studios Trail - brings together a wonderful showcase of the district’s finest artists and blossoming new talent offering a great weekend of visits and workshops to the public and a chance for artists to share their work in their own unique settings and group venues.
It is an opportunity to step inside the workspaces of artists across Kirklees and learn about their practice, watch them in action, ask questions and put faces to the artists behind the huge variety of fantastic art being created here.
It brings artists face-to-face with their public in a setting where they can demonstrate what is often hidden behind closed doors with some artists even offering the chance for visitors to try their hand at some art work of their own. A weekend of artistic exploring and experiences not to be missed!
I didn't know all these artists and studios existed until this event.
We also run the Art Arcade at the annual Festival of Light event in Huddersfield again this year, which will be held on the weekend of 6th, 7th and 8th December. Its held in the Lord Street Mission where you will find unique gifts for your friends and family, or special treats for yourself from our vast sample of the finest art being made in Kirklees and beyond. Twice as many artists will be sharing their wonderful work with the festival revellers this year filling the bright mission hall with colour and creativity, chic, quirky, beautiful and striking imagery in many forms. From photographs, drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics and carvings there is something to appeal to all tastes and all pockets.