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Group Description

North Wales' largest Open Studio event. Over 170 arts and craft studios open their doors for the public to explore.

Currently in its eighth year, this free annual event is now spread right across North Wales with studios taking part in Gwynedd, Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham. It is a unique chance for visitors to peek behind the scenes, experience this normally hidden world and get to chat to the artists and crafts people about their creative process.

Every weekend this September, forge your own art trail around the area, calling in on painters, sculptors, photographers, jewellery makers, woodworkers, potters, textile workers, glass makers, basket weavers, printers, each one with a highly individual skill.

Seeing an artist in action, chatting over a cup tea amongst the paints, clay and saw-dust gives you a real insight into the artistic process. And with over 170 to choose from there’s definitely something for everyone.

Take this great opportunity to hunt down those undiscovered art treasures and see how they’re made – whether you are just curious about what artists and craftspeople do in their studios, or want to start your own collection of interesting artworks bought direct from the makers.

We think North Wales is an overlooked gem for the visual arts and crafts in Wales, with loads of artists and makers beavering away up mountain tracks and sea-side cul-de-sacs. And there are great galleries and other innovative arts projects resident here too. Helfa Gelf Art Trail is here to showcase it all to the world!

The unique studio spaces are located in every kind of venue, from purpose-built studios and galleries to garden sheds and back rooms, in wild countryside and busy towns. You will receive a warm welcome from the artists wherever they are, and will join the ever-growing number of art enthusiasts who enjoy this yearly event.

Group Rules

This group is dedicated to Helfa Gelf, the North Wales Open Studios project that happens annually throughout Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

Please only submit photos relating to arts and crafts in these counties. Images suspected to be about anything else will be removed.

This is a family friendly group, so please also bear that in mind - offensive or obscene material will be removed; artistic nudity may also be removed at the discretion of the moderators.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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