Artizan Collective CIC will once again be hosting their annual Summer Open Exhibition on Fleet Walk, coinciding with his year’s Devon Open Studios event. This annual exhibition has grown phenomenally over the past 7 years, and now takes place in our expanded venue on the Torquay high-street. Representing more than 60 artists, this diverse show is a highlight of the Devon summer visual arts calendar.
Celebrating Visual Arts In Torbay
From August 23rd – September 27th, Artizan Collective on Fleet Walk will play host to a wealth of local artistic talent from across Torbay and South Devon, as well as welcoming national and international submissions to celebrate Torbay as a destination for visual arts.
This annual exhibition has become the highlight of the Artizan calendar, having started completely by accident in 2015 following a last-minute cancellation at the gallery. Inspired by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the decision was taken to curate Artizan's first ever open exhibition; The Artizan End of Summer Open Exhibition.
Despite the impromptu call, the response from artists was phenomenal and the exhibition was inundated with submissions. This has continued to be the case year on year, and the exhibition has grown from a short two week show to curation of over 60 artists at the height of the season.
This year the show will run for 5 weeks alongside the countywide Devon Open Studios event and we look forward to welcoming visitors both old and new.