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Bowfest: Open Studios

Bowfest: Open Studios is an annual event that celebrates the thriving community of artists at Bow Road Studios. Showcasing work by some of east London’s brightest emerging and established artists, designers and makers, the event captures the imaginative spirit that Bow Arts makes it our mission to nurture.

With live music and free family workshops, refreshments as well as food and drink stalls by our Nunnery Café, Bowfest is an event for all ages. The Bow Arts Courtyard hosts a makers’ market selling locally made art and gifts.

The Bow Road site was acquired by Bow Arts in 1994 and has been a host to a wide variety of artists, designers and makers since.  Join us for Bowfest: Open Studios on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of June 2023.

On Display at Bow Road

Three people sit in an artist's studio

See our studios

Join our ambitious and supportive community of artists, designers and makers. We’ve got a wide range of affordable studios across London, and part of your rent goes back into supporting London’s creative sector.

Visitors enjoying Baezianz Bow Open exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery

Visit the Nunnery Gallery

Housed in a former 19th-century convent building, surrounded by our artist studios, the Nunnery Gallery is our not-for-profit art space. Our programme pushes boundaries with an original and creative approach that explores the stories of east London and celebrates today’s artistic talent.

Free Family Workshops

Find out more about how Bow Arts works with artists to deliver an innovative programme of workshops, projects and training in schools.