Tuesday, January 18, 2011
drawn on my ipad using Brushes app
Last Saturday we held our first agm in the Smith museum and gallery in Stirling and we had a good response from the public.
A year ago Forth Valley Open Studios was just a bright idea …we had no database, no public money and a very tight deadline.
Just a bunch of enthusiastic and dedicated artists prepared to work their socks off.
The result? Last June 73 studios and over 100 artists participated in the first ever Open Studios nine-day event across the Forth Valley.
A subsequent survey revealed that it brought in over £44,000 to these studios.
Not bad for a first effort… now we are busy planning our second Open Studios for June 11- 19.
Our chair, Lys Hansen, pointed out that FVOS is now part of the cultural scene in the area.