This hugely popular annual event supports professional visual artists and crafts people who often work in isolation, enabling networking and mutual support. Importantly, it also addresses the lack of galleries around (this is changing in Macc, hooray), by promoting artists and makers in their own spaces. Crucially it offers you and I the chance to engage with artists in their studios thus gleaning special insights into their work and as such a brilliant opportunity for commissioning, buying and quizzing artists. It takes place over four weekends in September. If you are an artist or maker who wishes to take part contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 07795 978243. Deadline 30 April
Picture by local artist Julie Hamer who will be part of the Autumn Open Studios event.