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During the first two weekends in June, artists across North Yorkshire, from Skipton to Scarborough, invite people to see the creative process at first hand – from initial inspiration to completed work.

The event brings together artists working in many different styles and materials, including painters, jewellers, printmakers, ceramicists and photographers, all keen to reveal the imagination and techniques behind each piece of art.

“I feel honoured to be the first Patron of North Yorkshire Open Studio and very much admire what NYOS does for local, talented and inspirational artists.” Duchess of Devonshire, DL

Many artists draw inspiration from their surroundings and there is a variety of studio locations to explore: cottages and smallholdings in the remote Moors and Dales, racing stables near Malton, suburban living rooms in Harrogate, and creative hubs in Scarborough and Pateley Bridge. But the artists also want to give an insight into the practical processes that they use, so they will be offering demonstrations, displaying work in progress and sketchbooks – as well as organising exciting hands-on activities.