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Bow Open Studios 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017 to Saturday, June 17, 2017
Opening Hours: 
Friday 16 June 6-9pm & Saturday 17 June 1-7pm
Bow Arts, 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

We are delighted to announce our annual Bow Open Studios. Across Friday 16 & Saturday 17 June 2017, the open studios will showcase the work of over 150 of our studio artists, designers and makers based at Bow Road.

A highlight of the arts calendar and one of the most vibrant and well attended arts events in London, Bow Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public, curators and collectors to explore a vast and diverse selection of work and to meet some of east London's brightest emerging and established artists. With an average attendance of over 2,000 people, #BowOpen is also a celebration of all things Bow, featuring live music, African fusion food from Papa L’s Kitchen, cocktails from East London Liquor Company, craft beer, an artist / designers craft market, exhibitions, family friendly workshops on the Saturday and more throughout the weekend. It will also be the preview weekend of the 2017 Bow Open Show, curated by Alex Chinneck in the neighbouring Nunnery Gallery. All of our open studios events are free entry. Just turn up & we'll see you there!

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Bow Open Studio Curated Tours Saturday starting at 2.30pm and 4pm

Sign up here for the 2.30pm tour & here for the 4pm tour


Rangoli Painting Workshop with Deb Hoy on Saturday 2-4pm – Decorate a flag to take away with you!

Join Bow Arts artist Deb Hoy to create some large colourful Rangoli patterns inspired by designs from Bangladesh and South East Asia. You can help to paint large circular patterns on to fabric that will be displayed in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park during the upcoming East London Waterways Festival. Bring your flag and your family to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 28th August 2017 for the East London Waterways Festival, where you can see your artwork on display around Carpenters Road Lock. 

Activities are suitable for children over 5 and adults alike. Adults must accompany children at all times.

More info

Fancy checking the artists out ahead of time? For a full list of artists based at Bow Road please see here

As part of #BowOpen events, there will be a guided tour around the studios.


Stay up to date with #BowOpen via our Twitter page @BowArts or on the website here.


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