Worcestershire Open Studios is once again inviting artists from across the county to apply to take part in this year’s event, which will take place over the August bank holiday weekend.

From Friday to Monday August 28-31, Worcestershire Open Studios – now in its sixth year – will see artists open their studios, talk to visitors about how they make their work and sell their work directly to the public. Last year, over 180 artists participated in the event, including photographers, ceramicists, fine and abstract artists, woodworkers, illustrators, sculptors, stained-glass artists and textile artists. This included established artists and those sharing their work with the public for the first time.

Malvern artist, Trudi Froggo, has participated in all of the events and said: “All the events have been absolutely brilliant and I have had exhibitions as a result of taking part”.

Worcester-based husband and wife, Sarah and Chris Greening, will be participating for a third year. Sarah said: “We had lots of visitors, even on the rainy day and it was lovely to see how much interest there was in our work.”

Event organisers are expecting a record number of entries this year. Co-organiser, Sally Morgan, said: “We’ve had a lot of enquiries from artists since the last Worcestershire Open Studios and now that entries are open for this year’s event, we’re expecting a lot of interest. Get in touch if you want to know more about participating and if you are keen to take part, I’d encourage you not to leave it until the last minute to register.”

The deadline for entries is Monday April 20 or sooner if all the places are snapped up before then.

For more, see worcestershireopenstudios.org.uk