Dorset Art Weeks 2016, 28th May to 12th June 2016

The dates for DAW 2016 have now been confirmed as Saturday 28 May - Sunday 12 June, so you'll be able to get organised and book venues etc.

The dates follow the usual 16 day pattern with the Bank Holiday being on the first Monday 30 and half term in Dorset running Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June.

The call to artists, members and non members, will go out in October/November 2015. To be put on the DAW mailing list please contact

Dorset Arts Weeks is one of the largest Open Studio Events in the country; it brings artists and visitors together in ways that are often remarkable and profoundly different from entering a public gallery.

This website showcases all the artists that are taking part in DAW 2016. You can search by category or filter your results by area. You can even switch to a map mode, where you can explore a map of Dorset and see what’s happening near you.

DAW is fundamentally as much about engagement between people as about people and art. At almost all venues the artists, designers or makers will be on-hand to help you engage with the work, keen to talk to you about the extraordinary range of materials, skills and traditions that inform their work.

Get social... Follow us on Twitter, like our Dorset Visual Arts page on Facebook or follow us on Instagram to see some fantastic images.

Caro Lester