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A real celebration of creativity is happening from 3-19 June when around 300 artists across Kent and East Sussex will be taking part in South East Open Studios – it’s 25 th year. This is an opportunity for art lovers to meet Artists and Makers in their own environment, watch them demonstrate their skills and learn about their process and what inspires them.

One of the artists says: ‘South East Open Studios is an incredible community event that I look forward to every year, a chance for me to share my work and my studio and meet new people.’

Locally, 26 artists in Tonbridge, Hildenborough, Hadlow, Underriver, Five Oak Green, Brenchley and Penshurst will be part of an Art Trail to guide visitors from one studio to the next. It’s the perfect time to meet the creators behind distinctive and inspiring artworks, including ceramics, sculpture, glasswork, painting, printmaking and jewellery.

A special walking trail has been devised in Hadlow, in conjunction with Walk Tonbridge. This will lead visitors to the three venues in the village featuring 11 artists with refreshment stops along the way. Full details can be found at Since 2020, Walk Tonbridge has
helped thousands of visitors to discover local walks with easy to follow routes
to explore the beautiful countryside and fascinating history in and around

Look out for the full colour Open Studios brochures giving opening times and more details for each artist, as well as local Art Trail leaflets. Copies will be available at lots of local venues including libraries, tourist offices and ArtSpring Gallery in Tonbridge High Street.

You can follow SEOS at @seopenstudios on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Check out the SEOS website, where you can view the guide and find a location map. To keep up to date with news, community stories and features by signing up to their mailing list.

If you require the map in an accessible format, please contact South East Open Studios directly.

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