Cheltenham Open Studios - welcome to the visual arts
This is your portal to the visual arts in Cheltenham and its surrounds. It is set to become the definitive directory of artists working in the area and details all upcoming shows, workshops and events. To find out what’s going on over the coming months, visit our Calendar. If you’re an artist then why not sign up and join in.
COS Members once again participate in various exhibtions throughout the town during Heritage Open Days, 11 - 14 Spetember 2014.
War & Peace art exhibition at the Hub Gallery, Christ Church with Cheltenham Open Studios & invited artists, on until 21st September. Other members work can be seen at other venues includingSt Lukes Church and The Holst Museum. See VisitCheltenham.com for all the details.
Art has the power to transform impersonal, sterile environments into engaging and absorbing spaces. This is particularly true in hospitals, where art can have a positive effect on patients, staff and visitors.
Cheltenham Open Studios is a not-for-profit association of artists seeking to engage local people with the art being created on their doorstep. As advocates for visual art, we are committed to ensuring that spending cuts don’t mean art disappears completely from our hospitals’ walls.
Among the festival event highlights, taking place in Cheltenham this year, is COS13. This biennial celebration of the visual art being made in the area has become an important part of the cultural landscape for artists and art lovers alike. When it started, in 2001, just 46 artists took part; in 2011, the last time the event was staged, over 10,000 people visited the studios, workrooms and exhibition spaces of over 200 artists working in Cheltenham and its surrounds. And this year’s event should be even better.
As we start to plan for our Open Studios event next year we have great pleasure in announcing that the COS13 registration packs are now available.
We are working on some really exciting things that we hope will give even more opportunities to engage local people with the amazing art being created in the area.