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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nancye Church Jewellery

FRONT ROOM, 2 Lorne Terrace, Front Street, Brampton, CA8 1NS



As a qualified jeweller, I design and make contemporary silver jewellery, often combined with bronze, copper, monel and colourful gemstones. My workshop is at FRONT ROOM, on Front Street in the centre of Brampton.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…

Mark Gibbs

West Walls Artists Studios, Rickerby Buildings, Currock Road, Carlisle CA2 4AU, United Kingdom

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


Drawing, Painting, Sculpture

www.markgibbs.co.uk Currock Rd Carlisle CA2 4AURead more…

Jane Willis

Leazes House, Alston CA9 3NH, United Kingdom

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


Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Textiles

My starting point is usually: “What will happen if….” I enjoy using a wide variety of materials – paint , print and textiles. I am constantly delighted by the views towards Cross Fell from my studio and hope some of the delight comes through in my work.Read more…

The Artists’ Ensemble Gallery

Mrs. Miller’s, Hazeldene Garden Centre, Culgaith, Penrith, CA10 1QF

9th, 10th & 12th - 17th September 10.00am - 5.00pm


Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture

The Artists’ Ensemble Gallery – six artists coming together for C-Art 2017, Alex Jakob-Whitworth, Juliet Whitworth, Carole Clay, Mandy Allan, Polly Marix Evans and Ray Ogden.Read more…

Tracy Metcalfe

Linden Print Studio, Linden Farmhouse, Baldwinholme, Carlisle CA5 6LJ, United Kingdom


Bookmaking, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking

Igniting Spirit I am an expressive artist curious about the world around and within me. I draw, paint, print, stitch, alter, embellish and combine to create pieces based upon my observational and intuitive response to experiencing landscape and nature.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…