ARTISTS, makers and craftspeople are being invited to sign up for Devon Open Studios 2009. The event in September gives visitors the chance to meet artists at work in their studios, chat to them about what they do and buy work directly from them, if they

ARTISTS, makers and craftspeople are being invited to sign up for Devon Open Studios 2009.The event in September gives visitors the chance to meet artists at work in their studios, chat to them about what they do and buy work directly from them, if they wish.The aim is to highlight and showcase the vast array of talent right here in Devon and give the artists direct access to the public.In 2008 some 350 artists took part, attracting 17,000 visitors and generating more than £138,000 in sales of art work.The closing date for 2009 registration is January 31 and it is hoped more artists than ever will sign up to the 2009 Devon Open Studios, which runs September 2-5.A full colour catalogue detailing all the venues where art can be seen will be produced to publicise the event and to give visitors directions to each location. A series of open meetings is being held throughout Devon in January by event organisers Devon Artist Network to provide more information on the event and how to take part.In this area a meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 14 at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon at 7pm.Registration forms for Devon Artist Network and Devon Open Studios can be download via www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk or for more information call DAN on 07768 164560.