Artists throw open their doors this weekend

Almost 40 artists and makers are throwing open the doors to their homes and studios in West Kirby, Hoylake and Meols this weekend.

Wirral Open Studio Tour is now in its 14th year of celebrating visual arts, and will see artists and makers exhibiting in dozens of venues across the peninsula from 10am – 5pm on 8/9 June, with some also open from 6 – 9pm on the evening of Friday 7 June.

Locally, Dennis Spicer will be painting live in Melrose Hall in Hoylake, while Jenny Dunlop will be welcoming people to her studio on Banks Road.

A spokesperson for the event said: “We are delighted once again to be able to invite you into our studios to meet the wide range of local artists and makers right across Wirral who are showcasing their work this year in our biggest and best event yet (yes, we say that every year, but it’s true!).

“The weekend is an excellent opportunity to talk first-hand to the artists about their work, their inspiration and processes, and to view the art in the environment in which it is created. Or you can just enjoy wandering through the various venues attempting to answer that eternal question ‘What do artists do all day?’.

“Our artists work in a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery; so whatever you are interested in, there will
be something for you. Much of the work on show will be for sale so you can, if you wish, take away a piece of original artwork to treasure.”

The tour was initially set up in 2009 in Hoylake and Meols by Canadian artist Micheline Robinson as ‘Artists in Our Midst’, and quickly evolved into a Wirral-wide event.

A list of artists and venues can be found at

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