Celebrating the artistic talents of North and North East Lincolnshire – Insight 2010
Insight 2010, the annual open studio event celebrating the artistic talents of North and North East Lincolnshire, takes place next month.
Over two weekends, September 18 and 19 and September 25 and 26, artists will open their doors to the public, making themselves available to explain and demonstrate the processes involved in developing their work.
“During Insight 2010 there will be the opportunity to view and perhaps purchase or commission original paintings, prints, textiles, sculpture, jewellery and glass,” said project manager Pete Mitchell.
September’s Open Studios is the 10th year that Insight has promoted northern Lincolnshire’s visual arts and craft practitioners and has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England.
In all 58 artists and 10 galleries and arts organisations are taking part and while most will be throwing open their studios some, whose studios are not so accessible studios will be showing their work at other sites.
All studios and galleries, unless otherwise marked either in the brochure or website, will be open 10.30am to 5pm on each of the four days
“Insight aims to increase the public awareness of artists in their local community” said Mr Mitchell. “The initiative began in 2001 with 16 artists taking part and 1351 visitors and since then has grown steadily in the number of participants taking part and greatly in the numbers of people visiting the studios over the two weekends of the event”.
“Studios and galleries are open from Cleethorpes in the east through to Epworth in the west,” he continued.
“Not only is there the opportunity to see artists explaining and demonstrating the processes involved in developing their work but there is also the chance to view and purchase work as well as commission an original piece of work whether it be paintings, prints, textiles, sculpture, jewellery or glass,” Mr Mitchell added.
Anyone wanting any more information should contact Mr Mitchell on 01652 660380 or go to www.insightopenstudios.org.uk