Friday 13th What a Night !


Friday 13th May marked the launch of 2 great new events for the summer at ArtistsWorkhouse and the official opening of Artists Cakehouse.

Don Mason and the Warwickshire Open Studios Team held a launch party to mark the countdown for the Warwickshire Open Studios Event 18th June – 3rd July. It was great to welcome so many artists who will be taking part in this event alongside Artistsworkhouse. If the quality of artwork on display on Friday evening is anything to go by this summer’s event will be a fabulous treat for all of the open studios visitors to any of the venues taking part.

Details of all of the venues taking part and their individual opening times can be found in the beautiful brouchures that will be being distributed or through the web site at:

We also launched the France Brodeur Young Artists Award. This is a great opportunity for a young artists to receive a bursary for a project that they have been longing to do but just needed a little financial help. Please see for more details and to download the application pack.

Lastly but most certainly not least we officially opened our new kitchen /meeting room facility at AW. Huge thanks to Cllr Clive Rickhards who was responsible for awarding AW the grant through the Warwickshire County Councillor District Grant Fund and an additional thank you for an exceptionally good speech during his ribbon cutting ceremony.

My personal thanks to everyone that came along and made it such a good evening. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Photographs by Tricia Armitage  Southtown Studio