Ryedale Open Studios 2023
9/10th and 16/17th September
After the success of the inaugural 2021 edition, Ryedale Open Studios will return for it's 3rd year in 2023. Dedicated to celebrating the creativity and artistic talent of the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire and coordinated by Vault Arts Centre Community Interest Company, the event celebrates and showcases the abundant arts and crafts taking place throughout the region. Artists, makers and creators across Ryedale will open their doors for two weekends offering both an exclusive glimpse into their workplaces, and the opportunity to buy art works directly. This website will show the participating artists, what they have on offer and where you can find them. We will keep adding new artists as they come on board and offer a downloadable map and further details on each when the list is finalised.
The Ryedale Open studios is being run by Vault Arts Centre, a Community Interest Company founded to develop arts activities and events in the Ryedale area. The founders and directors of Vault Arts Centre are Layla Khoo, Kirsty Kirk and Petra Young
Petra Young works at Forestry England as Funding & Development Manager. She was instrumental in developing the arts strategy for Dalby Forest in 2017 and has been working on establishing Dalby as an exciting destination for high quality arts activities ever since. She has over 20 years’ experience in fundraising for the environmental sector and has volunteered for variety of local community groups for the same amount of time (such as Kirkbymoorside Environment Group as founding member, Kirkbymoorside Primary school, Kirkbymoorside Play Areas Association and the Friends of Sarah Louise Ashworth School of Dance.
02 participating artists
The slideshow below offers a brief glimpse into what you can expect from the people opening their studios this year. Click on any image (or 'The Artists' link in the main navigation menu) to learn more about each artist, what they offer, what to expect and how to find them.