Across Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June, Bow Arts’ iconic Bow Road studios site will throw open its doors to the public once again, inviting visitors behind the scenes to discover the work and studios of over 120 of some of London’s more exciting painters, sculptors, theatrical designers, product designers, performers, jewellers, fashion designers, illustrators and more. With live music, family-friendly workshops and activities, artist talks, pop-up stalls selling unique creative wares, delicious food, a gin bar and more, this once-a-year event is not to be missed.
Bow Open Studios is a fantastic, free 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, designers and makers. The Bow Open is also a celebration of all things Bow, with cocktails from local gin brewery East London Liquor Company, locally-brewed craft beer and a craft market of items hand-made by artists in the area.
Additionally, Raw Materials: Plastics – the latest in Bow Arts’ flagship East End heritage exhibition series – will also be on show at the on-site Nunnery Gallery and open late until 9pm, revealing east London’s central role in the invention and development of plastics.