South East Artists Open Studios

Posted on May 21, 2017

For the past 7 years South East Artists (SEAS) has organised a dynamic, stimulating and diverse Open Studios/ Art Trail event featuring new work by professional and amateur artists in conjunction with the Deal Festival of Music and Arts. This has partly been in response to the fact there is no central gallery space in Deal so artists have been creative and opened their own houses to exhibit their work and engage with the public.

On three weekends in July, artists based in Deal and Walmer on the Kent coast open their studios to the public and invite you to meet them, view and discuss their work.

There are a total of 18 artists whose sculpture, paintings, conceptual art, screen prints, jewellery, photography, ceramics, fused glass are all part of these eclectic, festive occasions.

Taking place on three consecutive weekends 1/2, 8/9, 15/16, July the Open Studio trail has become a successful event for both the community and the artists. Leaflets are available from retailers and bars within the Deal area or can be downloaded from the SEAS website at

SEAS also organise exhibitions, Christmas fairs, market stalls throughout East Kent and people have become familiar with their reputation, logo and banners as symbols of good design.

In November they also have a pop up gallery in Deal, so look out for them!!! For further information visit or email