Carshalton, London SM5
22nd/23rd and 29th/30th June 2019
The Carshalton Artists’ Open Studios (CAOS) festival will once again celebrate the rich diversity of artistic expression, cultural activities and heritage within the historic village of Carshalton, South London. The festival keeps growing and this year there are six ceramicists taking part: Caroline Warwick, Raquel Acosta (Glaze Me Pretty), Jill Hall, Adrienne Roberts, Mary-Carmen Featherstone and Kathryn Sherriff (By The Line Pottery).
This will be the third year of an extraordinary arts event that has something for everyone, from children and families to the serious art collector; all on an art trail that includes artists studios, galleries, historic buildings, free workshops, demonstrations and even a pig trail!
There will be 60 carefully selected artists in 25 locations, displaying professionally produced and affordably priced artwork. These artists will not only show their work, but will also create opportunities for free demonstrations at many venues across the event. The Stonecourt building on the edge of Grove Park and Oaks Park Studios in Carshalton Beeches will be two of these venues, with demonstrations, puppet shows and storytelling creating a festival atmosphere at both venues. You can join in further by following the Pig Trail. Many of the artists will be decorating ceramic Pigs, displaying them at locations for the public to win in raffles, with all proceeds going towards the Mayor of Sutton’s charity.