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OSH is a new voluntary organisation and primarily exists to hold an annual Open Studio event. Participating artists show their work to the public either in their own home/studio or in a shared space. OSH aims to foster and promote the work of local visual artists and crafts people.

 It is hoped that this will become an annual event and be expanded to include other areas of the island. Covid has been a difficult time for everyone, particularly for the creative professions and OSH aims to provide a focus for artistic work at a time when it is needed.

For artists, Open Studios is a unique opportunity to manage their own event, exhibit work and demonstrate their working processes.

The aim is for the participating artists to sell and promote their work, building up links between themselves as well as within the community. 

Our first event took place in July 2021 over 2 weekends and focussed on the wealth of creative talent that exists between Tong and Tolsta, just north of Stornoway and running along the lovely coastline of Loch a Tuath/ Broad Bay. It was a successful 6 days for the artists taking part .

This year we are mounting Open Studios Hebrides 2022 having secured funding from Creative Scotland and the event is on a larger scale with 40  artists and makers participating across the Isle of Lewis.

For more information go to

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