INSIGHT OPEN STUDIOS OPENS THIS WEEKEND

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Around 60 artists and 10 galleries and arts organisations throughout Northern Lincolnshire are making final preparations for the opening weekend of Insight Open Studios 2010 which begins on Saturday. (September 18)

The event, which takes place Saturday and Sunday and the following weekend, – Saturday and September 25 and 26, this year celebrates10 years of Insight Open Studios which began in 2001 with 16 artists taking part and a total of 1351 visitors.

“Since then the event has grown steadily both in the number of participants taking part and people visiting the studios over the two weekends of the event,” said Insight’s co-ordinator Pete Mitchell.

“I’m delighted that once again this year more artists than ever are taking part,” he continued.  “Over the two weekends these artists will be available to explain and demonstrate the processes involved in developing their own distinctive work,”

“And for the visitors it is a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists, find out more about their work and perhaps buy or commission work from them directly. Buying ‘one off’ pieces of art is a very special experience and having the opportunity to talk to the artists allows visitors to gain a greater understanding and appreciation.”

“Insight Open Studios is an excellent way for artists to make their work accessible to the general public who may not normally visit galleries,” said Pete.

Insight Open Studios has again been funded by Arts Council England, North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council, is co-ordinated by Pete Mitchell of The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber who is delighted that so many local artists wish to be involved in this event.

The Insight Open Studios booklet is now available throughout the area,  alternatively information is available at www.insightopenstudios.org.uk

Most exhibitors and gallery space will be open during the two weekends between 10.30am and 5pm daily but check please check in the brochure or website before setting out.

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