Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Forth Valley Open Studios

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.