Wandsworth Artists’ Open House (WAOH) is a fantastic opportunity for artists and creative makers to show and sell their work from their home or studio in Wandsworth. It’s also a chance for everyday art lovers to take a rare glimpse at the creative talent hidden behind the front doors in their neighbourhood, and to enjoy art in a personal, relaxed setting.

“It’s a lovely opportunity to get to know the community, experience its diversity and to see artwork.” – WAOH visitor

The WAOH programme is open access, meaning any artist and creative maker can take part, from budding amateurs to internationally-renowned artists, to up-and-coming artistic talent. This means there’s a real diversity of work to see and enjoy: from painting, craft, sculpture and printmaking, to photography, drawing, film, textiles, jewellery and installation art. If you fancy seeing a particular artform, you can select what you’d most like to see on the homepage.

“Lovely, warm people saying how much they liked my work. It has inspired me to make more.” – WAOH artist

Wandsworth Artists’ Open House takes place over the first two weekends of October and is visited by over 10,000 people every year. The event is run in partnership with local artists and coordinated by Wandsworth Arts Service, as part of Wandsworth Council’s arts and cultural development programme.

“I enjoyed discovering art and artists. Being able to discuss with the artist in a relaxed area is great. Very welcoming.” – WAOH visitor

The event takes place over all the borough of Wandsworth and is promoted as four local trails:

  • Battersea/Nine Elms
  • Wandsworth Town/Southfields
  • Putney/Roehampton
  • Tooting/Furzedown

You can follow the art trail most local to you or create your own by selecting the artists who take your fancy via the ‘Create your own trail’ on the website.

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