About Gateshead Open Studios

Due to the on-going Covid-19 Pandemic, we are not currently planning to run an event this year. We hope to focus on October 2021 as the next official event.

Bringing our creative and historical communities together

Taking place across the half term weekend of at the end of October, Gateshead Open Studios (GOS) provides a rare opportunity for the public to meet local artists/designers in their studios and discuss their creative processes, as well as exploring art & design features of historic venues.

As a walking trail, GOS combines the concepts of ‘Open Studios’ and ‘Open Doors’, inviting visitors into selected venues in Gateshead, many of which are normally closed to the public.

We will run free creative workshop activities, welcoming all ages and abilities to take part as well as opportunities to watch the creative process. The project provides an opportunity for the creatives involved to sell their products directly to buyers.

Our 2019 video which explains how the event works