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OPEN: Meet the artists & Curator talk

Oct 14, 2014

by Becky Jones handmade and vintage goods

It’s nearly here! Etsy’s first UK art exhibition is right around the corner, so we’re giving you a quick update of the exciting things that will be happening during OPEN.  The exhibition starts this Friday 17th at 5th Base Gallery on Heneage Street, near Brick Lane and finishes on Sunday 19th. OPEN features outstanding contemporary work by 15 UK artists, especially selected to showcase the diverse range of artistic styles, practices and subjects found on

Katherine Mellor

Curator of OPEN, Katherine Mellor will be giving a talk on how to start your own art collection, and will share her expert advice on how to hang, display and care for your much loved pieces.

Katherine’s talk will take place at 4pm on Friday 17th October. Click here to download your ticket, as places are limited.

Meet the Artists

Have you been loving the artwork that we have featured so far on the blog? Come along to our ‘Meet the Artists‘ session and see their artwork, and themselves in person. You can pick their brains on the inspiration behind their artwork, and get first-hand advice if you’re an aspiring artist.

The Meet the Artists sessions will take place on Saturday 18th October 11am – 3pm. Click here to reserve your place.

If you are an artist not currently selling on Etsy, why not open a shop? Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: ARTETSYUK at  (new sellers only).

We’re so excited for the exhibition! Let us know if you are too! @EtsyUK


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