Perthshire Open Studios was launched in 2008 and is now in its 8th year. It is an annual nine day event held in September and involves artists and makers across Perthshire, Kinross-Shire and other neighbouring counties. A growing number of participants and visitors each year makes it a highlight in the calendar of Arts events in Scotland.
A Community Interest Company and not for profit organisation, Perthshire Open Studios makes a significant contribution to the local economy and generates local community art and craft events throughout the year.
Participant artists and makers have increased year on year and 2014 had the highest ever number of venues at 138 and the highest number of participating artists at 220 individuals plus others participating in groups. Brochures for the event can be obtained from a number of outlets locally, including Co-operative Stores, many eating places and libraries run by Perth & Kinross Council.
For more information on the studios taking part in the event visit the website at
Studios taking part this year will feature photography, painting, glass and ceramics, wood carving, jewellery and fabrics to name but a few.
If you are staying with us in one of our self-catering holiday cottages this week why not check out the timetable of events for our local area and visit some of the Open Studios and meet the artists and check out their work. This event runs all week and promises to provide fascinating family days out.