C-Art Open Studios

8th – 17th September

Visit more studios & galleries…
C-Art Artist studios and galleries open 10 – 5pm between 15th – 17th September.
Many open studios were open between 8th – 14th September too.
You can view the 2017 listings here;

Download our quick reference guide of studio opening times here

Spencer Sharpely

Chatsworth,Park Road, Scotby, Carlisle CA4 8AT, United Kingdom

Friday 8th - Sunday 17th 10am-3pm


Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Furnature, Wood

I am a stonemason by trade, however following my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and the worsening of my condition I had to eventually fold my business and down tools.Read more…

Frances Winder Art

8 Oxenholme Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7NJ, United Kingdom

Friday 15th - Sun 17th September 10am - 5pm

South Lakeland

Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking

Paintings, prints and ceramics and an interesting garden to look around.Read more…

Dalemain, Unstationary Artists

Dalemain Estates, Penrith, United Kingdom

9-17 September 10:00-16:00


Dalemain will be hosting the Unstationary Artists this year who return after a successful exhibition as part of last years C-Art event. The exhibition will take place in The Great Barn, situated in the courtyard at Dalemain.Read more…

The Heugh, Walton, Brampton

Walton CA8 2JW, United Kingdom

10:00-17:00 15-17 September 2017 and note performance times.

Mixed Media, Painting, Performance/Live Art, Printmaking

The Heugh. Up on the hill between Lanercost and Walton, just 10 minutes from Brampton, The Heugh is an old farm steading now home to 3 families. The studio is used for personal practice, dance and singing workshops as well as on-going singing and yoga classes.Read more…

Miles-Moore Ceramics

Brantwood, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AD United Kingdom

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th 10am-5pm

South Lakeland


Studio Pottery inspired by Shibui aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty.Read more…

West Garth Cottage, North Cumbria Artist Network

Hayton CA8 9HL, United Kingdom

10:00-17:00 15-17 September 2017


Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture

Artists Debbie Jenkins, Carol McDermott and Barbie McClure are exhibiting within the delightful 3/4 acre of walled cottage  gardens of West Garth Cottage in Hayton village near Brampton.Read more…

Phil Morsman

St Michaels, Mill Hill, Bongate, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6UP, United Kingdom

11am - 4pm each day


Painting, Printmaking

For me painting is an act of meditation. Whether the image arrives spontaneously or as a result of a long struggle – it is about creating an object that has its own life in the world and can become a subject of meditation for others.Read more…

William Plumptre

Pool Bank Witherslack Grange over Sands Cumbria LA11 6SB

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September 10am - 5pm, Friday 16th & Sat 17th September 10am - 5pm

South Lakeland


Over the last three decades William Plumptre has built a reputation as one of the outstanding English potters.Read more…

Cumbria’s Top 50 Trees

Nunwick Old Hall, Great Salkeld, Penrith, CA11 9LN, United Kingdom

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th 10am-5pm


Installation, Photography, Wood

Cumbria’s Top 50 Trees is a Heritage Lottery Fund project that celebrates powerful and moving personal human stories behind a diverse selection of trees within the county. They inspire people to battle illness, fire the imagination of children and evoke memories of loved ones now gone.Read more…

Thorney How

Thorney How, Ambleside, United Kingdom

2pm to 7.30pm during Festival except Sundays At other times 3.30 - 7.30pm

South Lakeland

Installation, Mixed Media, Painting

Thorney How has participated in C-art for several years showcasing local artists in our exhibition space that also doubles as a restaurant / bar.Read more…

Rosie Galloway-Smith

Rickerby Buildings, Currock Rd, Carlisle CA2 4AU, United Kingdom

Open 10 to 5, 15th to 17th Sept


Drawing, Painting, Photography

My paintings are concerned with expressing complex states of mind through visual metaphor. My work often focusses on the human head as the locality of these complexes and I explore how positioning and forcing interactions between 2D and 3D elements creates new meaning and subtle insinuation.Read more…

Janette Phillips

Laburnum House, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7QE, United Kingdom

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th 10am-5pm

South Lakeland

Mixed Media, Painting

Janette Phillips is an artist, designer and art mentor living in South Cumbria. Inspired by the gifts of nature and the seasonal changes around her, Janette’s work is full of movement, colour, boundless joy and appreciation.Read more…

Alison Critchlow

Unit 2 Blencathra Business centre, Threlkeld Quarry,CA12 4TR, United Kingdom

Saturday 9th September - Sunday 17th September Daily 10-5



I was Artist in Residence on the Isle of Iona last winter, a great experience which has fuelled a whole new body of work. Here are some words I wrote while I was there, “A crashing wave is both momentary and ancient, repeated throughout time.Read more…

Rebecca Scott Open Studio

Cross Lane, Kendal, United Kingdom

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th Sept, 10am - 5pm

South Lakeland


Much of my work attempts to disquiet the expected reading , by the use of, for example, a painterly scribble to interrupt the reading of the image, or to juxtapose another image, to attempt to question or subvert.Read more…

Marilyn Laugesen

Rickerby Buildings, Currock Road, Carlisle CA2 4AU, United Kingdom

8th - 10th & 15th - 17th September 10am - 4pm


Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking

Marilyn’s work reflects the similarities of the Northern Ontario and Cumbrian landscapes. She works from imagination and a photographic memory of spectacular storms, sunrises, sunsets, clouds and a love of trees .Read more…

Caroline Stow

11 Spring Gardens, Low Fellside, Kendal LA9 4PA, United Kingdom

16 - 17th September 10am - 5pm

South Lakeland

Drawing, Photography, Printmaking

Printmaking, drawing, painting, often landscape basedRead more…

Tracy Levine

High Bank Cottage, 27 Silverdale Road, Arnside, Cumbria LA5 0AH

Sat/Sun 9th, 10th and Fri, Sat, Sun 15th, 16th, 17th all 10am - 5pm

South Lakeland

Painting, Printmaking

Tracy Levine’s studio is based in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the village of Arnside.Read more…

Roma Short

Robin Bow Cottage, Winskill, Penrith CA10 1PD, United Kingdom

8th - 10th September 10am - 5pm, 15th - 17th September 10am - 5pm


Ceramics, Painting

Unique hand-made ceramics, paintings and pottery workshopsRead more…

Jonathan Trotman

Keswick CA12 5PG, United Kingdom

8th - 10th & 15th - 17th September 10am - 4pm



I have always painted, mainly landscapes, mainly mountain scenes but also coastal scenes, often including figures and other elements to help with scale and sense of place. Strong use of colour and texture have always been a major part of my work.Read more…

C-Art at the Moot

Moot Hall, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1RW

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th 10am-5pm


Ceramics, Drawing, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles

Come to Brampton’s 200 year-old Moot Hall to see a rich variety of unique artwork from four inspiring and talented local artists: Carolyn Marr, ceramics, Mara Johnstone,  painting, Jules Dickson, jewellery and Gill Dearman textiles Throughout the weekend there will be demonstrations of  how the work is made in this amazing location.…Read more…

Armathwaite Old School Hall

Armathwaite Old School Hall, Armathwaite CA4 9PB, United Kingdom

Friday 15th - 17th September 10am - 5pm


Ceramics, Glass, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture

This inspiring artist collective are exhibiting at The Old School Hall, Armathwaite and three of them can also be seen at the Cumbria Artist of the Year exhibition at Rheged.Read more…

Dominic Richardson

Town Hall, Front Street, Alston CA9 3RF, United Kingdom

Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th September (10am - 5pm) Sunday 17th September (11am - 3pm)


After a road traffic accident left Dominic with an acquired brain injury when he was only two years old, few would have thought that the event would be the catalyst to a unique creative talent.Read more…

Luminosity – Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour

The Old Courthouse, Main Street, Shap CA10 3NL, United Kingdom

Friday 15th - 22 September 10am-5pm. The exhib will continue until the 22nd Sept www.theoldcourthouse.org or tel. 01931 716273)


Glass, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Video

An exhibition of work by UK and International artists inspired by the theme of light, at The Old Courthouse, Shap The Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour exhibition, finalist for Best Exhibition in the Cumbria Life Culture awards 2017,  continues to show inspiring and challenging work.Read more…

Linden Print Studio

Baldwinholme CA5 6LJ, United Kingdom

Friday 8 September - Sunday 17th September 10am-5pm.



  Linden Print Studio is a friendly, creative space for people of all ages interested in learning about printmaking, from beginners to experienced printmakers. It offers courses and open access facilities for etching, drypoint, collagraph, lino, woodcut, monoprint and monotype.Read more…

Veronica Currie

1 Warblebank, Westward, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 8AG, United Kingdom

Please contact Veronica by phone or email to arrange a visit


Ceramics, Jewellery, Painting

Ceramic tile murals for public and private spaces.  Clients for public art commissions include The Cumberland Infirmary, East Surrey Hospital and The Embassy of Chile in London.Read more…

Florence Arts Centre

Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, United Kingdom

Friday 8th to Sunday 17th September 2017


Ceramics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Papercraft, Performance/Live Art, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles

The Gallery at Florence Arts Centre hosts regular exhibitions throughout the year and features artwork in many other locations around the building, which is part of the now disused Florence Iron Ore Mine site.Read more…

Trish Parry

Chapel View, Milton, Brampton, Carlisle, Cumbria CA8 1JD, United Kingdom

9th-10th, 15th-17th and 23rd-24th September, 10am to 5pm


Ceramics, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting

I work as artist and run residential and non-residential art workshops in drawing, painting, collage and ceramics at Chapel View Studio/ Bed & Breakfast. I will be working in my studio throughout the day during the c-arts event and welcome visitors to come and see what I do.Read more…

Jan Marshall

34B, Escott Business Park, Carlisle, United Kingdom

8th - 17th September 10am - 5pm


Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture

Jan Marshall has worked with mixed-media and installation art for over thirty years, exhibiting widely.Read more…

Dorothy Ramsay

Eden Arts, Bridge Lane, Penrith, United Kingdom

11th - 17th September, 10am - 5pm.


Painting, Printmaking

I am an artist who enjoys experimenting. Using different subject matter, materials and different mediums from oils, pastels and various printmaking techniques. The main theme is landscapes either here in Cumbria or abroad.Read more…

Jennifer Kirby

15 Bellevue Road, Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom

Fri 8th - Sun 10th 10am- 5pm and Fri 15th - Sun 17th 10am - 5pm


Drawing, Painting

I am a self taught visual artist. My education was in the sciences, which supports I do commissioned portraits in acrylic or coloured pencil. I also work in graphite pencil and sepia chalks. My aim is to give happiness to the subject’s family by expressing the love that is between them. This includes pets.Read more…

Mary Chappelhow – Interlude Ceramics

Brougham Hall, Penrith, United Kingdom

Open everday 10am-5pm summer 11am-4pm winter



Mary produces a range of everyday useful and useable Stone ware ceramics. They are decorated in a range of colours which echo the Lake District seasons, Winter White, Spring Green, Summer Blue and Autumn. They are designed to compliment food but are a visual feast for the eyes.Read more…

Narelle Freeman – Reiver Instruments

Coach House, High Hesket CA4 0HS, United Kingdom

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th 10am-5pm



Narelle is a luthier with a passion for making beautiful sounding instruments the traditional way. From her dedicated workshop situated in the stunning Cumbrian countryside, Narelle makes violins, violas, cellos and acoustic guitars using only hand tools.Read more…

Sarah Taylor Art

Wood Lane, St Bees School, St Bees, United Kingdom

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th 10am-5pm



Sarah specialises in eye-catching splashy, colourful paintings of wildlife & animals.Read more…

Daniel Cooper

11 Ireleth, Askam-in-Furness LA16 7EG, United Kingdom

Sat 9th & Sun 10th Fri 15th, Sat 16th & Sun 17th ALL 10am - 5pm

Barrow in Furness

Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting

Acclaimed artist Daniel Cooper responds with highly emotional expressions to the sublime weather in the Lake District National Park and Cumbrian landscape, home to arguably some of the most beautiful views in England.Read more…

Jenny Abbot

Port Carlisle CA7 5DQ, United Kingdom

Friday 8th - Sunday 10th, Friday 15th - Sunday 17th September 10am - 6pm


Mixed Media, Painting

Jenny’s art is full of colour and is inspired by a range of subjects including landscape, seascape and, recently, figurative.Read more…

Sue Foster

The Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld, Cumbria, CA12 4SG

Saturday 9th - Sunday 17th September, 11am - 4 pm.



SUE FOSTER PAINTING The Blencathra Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4SG 07786385142 suefosterart@gmail.com www.lake district-art.co.ukRead more…

Suzanne Stuart Davies

Rose Bank, Shap CA10 3LX, United Kingdom


Drawing, Painting, Photography, Textiles

Visitors welcome to wander through house & studio, will see sketchbooks, work in progress, paintings in oil on board and canvas for sale.Read more…

Sue Kane

Art By Camera Studio, 9 Redhills Business Park, Penrith CA11 0DT

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th 10am-5pm



Sue Kane was born in Cumbria, and attended Whitehaven Grammar School.Read more…