Warwickshire Open Studios in 2022 (WOS22) runs from Saturday 18th June to Sunday 3rd July and is the biggest arts event in Warwickshire. The Alex is delighted to provide a central Rugby venue for 14 local artists and makers (all members of the Rugby Artists and Makers Network). This will be our first proper event!

If you have a print copy of the WOS brochure you can find us as venue 116. Or click on the picture to expand and read our page. You can also find out more online at the Warwickshire Open Studios venue page for Art at the Alex. Our artists and makers include artists (figurative, abstract and mixed media), mural artists, silversmiths, weavers, spinners, dyers, print makers, stained glass makers, photographers and embroiderers.

Each artist/maker has an online profile showing examples of their work. Some also include videos showing the techniques used to make items for sale at WOS22! Click on the links to find out what is in store.

(A) Angela Dewes (BarnFarmandYarn) (B) Bethany Hughes (bluecoppice) (C) Brian Dickinson (dolittleglass) (D) Jenny Ball (Ditherella's Workshop) (E) Gemma Whitford (Gemscreativeplace) (F) Glynis Hayward-Bradley (G) IJE (IJE-artist) (H) Jessica Hartshorn (I) Jo Thomas (Black Cat Silver) (J) John Thompson (John Thompson Imagery) (K) Sue Byrne (L) Sarais Crawshaw

The residents (M) Chris Pegler (peglerpurl) and (N) Steve Davies (stevedavies1st) will have their studios 'open' too so you will see work in progress and some of their big kit in use.

Fourteen artists makes us a sort of 'super-hub' for catching up in one location with many local artists and meeting them in person. You will be able to buy work directly from the artist and see lots of examples of their work and talk to them about it. We will be open on Fridays (11am-5pm), Saturdays (11am - 5pm) and Sundays (11am - 4pm) (we are not open every day so plan your visit around these times please). 

There is a trail map for Rugby and surrounding areas in the brochure and you can also download a copy here.  This shows you the two hubs of artists in the area (The Alex and Dunchurch) as well as several smaller open studios that can be easily reached from Rugby.