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Angus Open Studios

Artists, Craftsmen and Designer-makers in Angus.

Next showcase event May 2016
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Angus Open Studios (AOS) is an association of artists, craftsmen and designer-makers in and around Angus, Scotland. Our showcase event 'Angus Open Studios' takes place each year in May, when our members open their studios to the public. This is an exciting venture designed to raise the profile of our extremely talented artists, craftsmen and designer-makers, and place Angus art more clearly on the map of Scotland.

Directory 2015
AOS 2015 Directory now available!

You can now pick up a 2015 directory from libraries, cafes, galleries, museums, markets and local shops near you. They are distributed across Angus and Dundee, and into Perthshire, Fife and Aberdeenshire.

Alternatively, you can download the 2015 AOS Directory here and a 2015 Map with Artist A-Z & Venue Guide.

Local flyers could help plan your visit as some include venue maps.

Kirriemuir Artists

Glamis & the Glens Artists

Forfar Artists

Check back for other local flyers before the AOS event. Can't wait to see you in our studios!

Visit Us

Our Open Studios event is a great opportunity to visit artists in their studios.
• Meet and speak to the makers of a wide variety of art work and find out about their methods and sources of inspiration.
• Gain a unique insight into the workspaces used by artists and an appreciation of what goes into the production of the work.
• Make direct contact with artists and craftsmen - even commission artwork for a special occasion.
• Explore the towns, villages and countryside of Angus and see it through the eyes of our artists who find it so inspiring.

Win £50 to spend with AOS!

Did you visit AOS artists in 2015? Download a feedback form and return to be in with a chance of winning. Each feedback form will be placed in a Prize Draw to win £50 to spend with AOS artists.

Feedback Form

Prize Draw Rules

Email your feedback to chair@angusopenstudios.com or return by post to the address on the form. Good luck!

Become a Friend of AOS

We'd love to be able to send you advance notice of AOS directory launches and member events as well as special offers from our artists. If you'd like us to keep in touch with 4-6 newsletters a year packed full of AOS news as well as a chance to win in our Friends of AOS Prize Draw, then click the link below to sign up. Thank you for joining us.



Membership for AOS 2016 will open in August. If you wish to be contacted with details of how to apply, send your contact details to openstudiosangus@gmail.com and we will contact later in the summer.

If you are an artist with a base in Angus, please click here for why you should join us.

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New Directory Design 2015

AOS recently presented a worthy prize to Ruth Niven. All Final year Graphic Design Students at Duncan of Jordanstone competed to design our new AOS 2015 Directory and publicity materials. Ruth's design won after a members' vote and will soon be full of our 59 members' information. Ruth's design is based around our members opening their studio doors to visitors. We hope you like it. We do!