About Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival 2022
The Oxfordshire Artweeks 2022 takes place from 07 to 29 May 2022.
Oxfordshire Artweeks is the UK’s oldest and biggest artist open studios & pop-up exhibition event and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
From 07 to 29 May 2022, you can feast your eyes on a huge range of creative activities by hundreds of artists, makers and designers in artists’ studios, pop-up galleries, glorious gardens, ancient churches, medieval tithe barns and hundreds of other amazing venues.
Enjoy artists’ painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and ceramics; be amazed by woodworking, glass art, mosaics and jewellery and be intrigued by contemporary installations and multidisciplinary work.
Oxfordshire Artweeks is a chance to talk to artists and creatives about their work, watch demonstrations and even have a go yourself. Be inspired, entertained and delighted: browse, and even choose a treasure to take home with you.
Venues open across Oxford in the first week of the 2022 festival from 07 to 15 May. You can explore South Oxfordshire venues in the second week from 14 to 22 May. Finally, venues in North Oxfordshire welcome you in the third week from 21 to 29 May.
Opening hours are generally between 11.00am and 6.00pm, but it will vary by location, so please check the times for individual venues before travelling.
The Artweeks festival is Oxfordshire’s largest visual arts festival and the UK’s oldest and biggest Open Studios event. It is a three-week not-for-profit celebration in May each year of the county’s artistic and creative talent encompassing the visual arts in their broadest sense.
Usually, around 1,500 artists open the doors to their homes and studios or participate in pop-up exhibitions and welcome the public to see their creations and watch them work. Over 100,000 people visit Artweeks exhibitions each year, and a million pounds of art changes hands!
In previous years, visitors have been able to immerse themselves in a giant wild-flower meadow of paint at Oxford’s North Wall, marvel at shimmering glass meteorites in Kidlington or take a trip into the past with jewellery inspired by archaeology or the stunning mosaics by Becky Paton.
Visitors were also able to see traditional blacksmithing in Watlington and the Cotswolds, take an outdoor art trail through Chipping Norton and wander through a stunning five-acre garden in Kingham near Chipping Norton populated with hundreds of sculptures.
In Burford, there were extraordinary hand-sculpted wooden tables to discover, each like a miniature tree. And in Shipton-under-Wychwood, animal artist Nic Vickery set up her 1968 caravan studio ‘Gertie’ at a working metalwork studio in nearby Asthall, where a metal forest grows!
More details about the 2022 participants and venues will be available on the Oxfordshire Artweeks website.