Open Studios 2009

What an amazing Open Studios we had - nearly 900 visitors to Persistence Works and Porter Brook Studios. Thank you to all the Yorkshire Artspace artists and makers who opened up their studios, the staff and volunteers for so much of their time and to all our visitors who braved the cold and the sideways rain. Much thanks must also go to Jo Nancarrow who lead the event this year. Here are some choice comments from the visitor feedback forms saying what they liked best about their visit:
"Loved meeting the artists and seeing all the beautiful creative work that is taking place’’
"… the openness of the people who work here and are happy to share their thinking" 
"the variety and the atmosphere’’
"the fact that you can both buy and look"
"the studios and the resources that are available for artists’’ 
And early feedback from one of the artists taking part:
"Visitors were interested and asked lots of questions. I got lots of very positive comments about the work, which for me, as an artist just starting out on the beginning of a professional career, was very affirming. I went home exhausted but very happy.’’

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