Taking Part

Join Shrewsbury Open Studios

The Shrewsbury Open Studios event takes place over two weekends in and around the town centre. You can open your studio in any combination of these four days and for as long as you like but obviously, the more you’re open, the more visitors…

You don’t have to have a studio in town to participate, and not all artists have a studio suitable for taking part, so we like to encourage artists to collaborate and share their own venue or another public space. This has worked well in previous years and SYOS will try to help put artists in contact with each other to achieve this. Please indicate on your submission form whether you will be using your own studio in Shrewsbury or need to exhibit in one of the public spaces in the town.

Everyone taking part in the event has their details shown in the extra event publicity, and their venue shown on the SYOS town map and Art Trail literature. All artists also have their information promoted on our Facebook & Twitter pages.

Are you an artist who would like to take part?


Making Payment


You can make your payment either online during registration, by BACS or by sending us a cheque.

Account details for BACS payments are:

Sort Code 20-77-85
Account no. 60349380.

If paying by BACS it is essential that artists put their name as the reference, otherwise it’s impossible to tell who has paid and cut-off dates may be missed.

If you are unable to pay by BACS, then please send a cheque to:

Participate Contemporary Artspace cic,
32-34 Riverside,
Ravens Meadow,
Shrewsbury SY1 1PJ.

Cheques must be made payable to Shrewsbury Open Studios.

Once we receive payment we will email a link to the submission form where you can upload your details to us.

Fee = £35

For your page, you will need to supply us with:

    • Up to nine good quality images*, images must be in Jpeg format and between 1 and 3mb in size. The ideal size is 900 x 600px.
    • A brief introduction or overview of what you do, not more than 250 words
    • Email address
    • Web address (if you have one)
    • Telephone number (optional)
    • Venue address
    • Opening dates and times
    • A short introduction text, not more that 40 words

*We hold the right to refuse anything we feel is inappropriate.

Please note

Participants must have public liability insurance to take part in the Open Studios Art Trail event and must submit a copy of cover certificate to us along with your application. Members participate at their own risk.

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