Devon Open Studios will include artists from Crediton and across the county

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Thursday 13th August 2020 5:30 am
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MORE than 200 artists will open more than 114 venues for the public to visit as part of this year’s Devon Open Studios.

The amazing works produced by talented artists, who use many different forms to produce their works, will open studios from September 12 to 27.

Local artists taking part include, from Crediton, Simon Ripley, Esme Cooper and Monika and Tom, as well as Sara and Simon Bor Art from Cheriton Fitzpaine, The Sculpture School and Celia Olsson from North Tawton, Burrow Farm at Drewsteignton as well as many from Okehampton, Chagford, Exeter and Moretonhampstead.

This unprecedented year has given Devon Artist Network the chance to try something new, by taking on Claire Bryson and her Exeter based company “Design the New” - a digital agency that helps clients bring their ideas to the right people online.

The DAN Board has collaborated with artists to reimagine and meet the needs of the artists involved this year, focusing on a larger scale digital marketing campaign and creating an online “flippable” brochure.

Artizan Collective another Devon company, has been commissioned to create several films about the artists to be presented within the promotions.

A social media campaign will help publicise the events, the artists and their work, using Instagram @devon_artist_network , Facebook: @Devon Artist Network and Twitter @DevonArtistNet .

For 16 years Devon Artist Network (DAN) has championed the individual, self-employed artists and galleries in Devon, including supporting artists through economic hard times. This year will be no exception.

The event connects artists with local art lovers and the many visitors to the region. Devon is brimming with talented artists working in studios that are keen to open to the general public, giving their work exposure, feedback, and sales.

Many Devon artists have suffered extreme financial hardship during the lockdown period and Devon Open Studios enables them to sell their work without commission straight to the public, allowing a crucial economic boost in these unprecedented times.

DAN will continue to place the health and safety of artists and visitors at the forefront of their thinking and a framework of guidelines has been established so that artists can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors.

For further information about Devon Artist Network, and to download a brochure about this year’s Devon Open Studios, visit: www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk .

 

 

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