A chance to explore the inner workings of more than 80 artists' and creatives' minds

Wirral Open Studio Tour will be returning this weekend, 10th - 11th June, for their biggest event to date.

The free event sees artists and makers opening the doors to their homes and studios, giving visitors an exciting opportunity to access creative spaces not usually open to the public.

Now in its 13th year of celebrating visual arts, the tour will have a whopping 83 artists and 51 studios taking part in the event across the length of the Wirral Peninsula. 

Artists and creatives participating in the Open Studio event, work in a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery, so there's something for everyone to enjoy on the tour.

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The event runs from the 11th-12th of June with 83 artists and 51 studios taking part Wirral Open Studio Tour

"It's been a tough few years with the pandemic and the cost of living crisis," says Helen Smith, a glass artist and tour organiser, "but this year's show is set to be our biggest yet, bursting with colour, creativity and uplifting art to tackle that negativity. ]

 “And, of course what makes Wirral Open Studio Tour different from so many other exhibitions is that, at every venue, you will find the artists themselves ready to welcome you and show you around.”

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Map showing the spread of artists and studios across the peninsula Wirral Open Studio Tour

All studios are open from 10am - 5pm on Saturday 10th June and Sunday 11th June, with a selection also open from 6pm - 9pm on Friday 9th June.

Visit the Wirral Arts website, where you can download a tour brochure to help you plan your creative weekend. 

If you'd rather pick up a printed version as a souvenir, you can find copies at The LAKE Gallery in West Kirby, the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, and in libraries, community centres and cafes across Wirral. 

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