Tallers Oberts, or ‘Open Studios’ offers the public the rare opportunity to step inside Barcelona’s art studios to meet and interact with the artists at their work.

Following on the footsteps of events such as ‘Museum Night’, when galleries and museums across a city are opened to the public for free, ‘Open Studios’ is part of a wider trend to make art accessible to a wider public.

Barcelona is a city with a long and distinct history of artists and crafts people working from small studios that dates back to the flourishing medieval guilds of crafts people that once sustained the economic life of the Old Town. It is rare to find such a tradition alive and well in a 21st century global city and this is something very unique about Barcelona, making this opportunity all the more valuable.

The open door philosophy highlights that creativity is not sealed off and confined to the studio space, but is open to outside factors. Everyday life and passers-by also can influence artistic output, just as they are in turn affected by art.

The initiative is to be spread across two long weekends and the inauguration of ‘Open Studios’ takes place on May the 19th, at 8pm, in the Sala A of Disseny Hub Barcelona,

As well as an open studio to view, activities, demonstrations and music are also planned. See here to download the guides to each area.

Openings are scheduled by area of the city, see below for the dates:

Poble Sec: May 20th, 21st & 22nd
Ciutat Vella: May 20th, 21st & 22nd
Sarriá: May 27th, 28th & 29th
Gràcia: May 27th, 28th & 29th