Liverpool Open Studios 2017

In the second edition of the event, artists, makers, studios and maker-spaces across the whole of Liverpool came together to support LOST17.

Over 130 professional artists and studio groups across 19 venues took part celebrating the spirit of creativity and collaboration across the city.


LOST17 was Saturday October 14th 2017 and for one unique day this year helped visitors get a glimpse inside the studios of contemporary artists living and working across Liverpool.

Sheds, garages, workshops and front rooms were available this autumn to see artwork and artist – together. This was a rare opportunity to see art in progress, speak with the artist or maker, or to buy some work at a studio discount.

What’s the story?

South Liverpool Open Studios in 2016 had set out to celebrate contemporary artistic practice in the outskirts of Liverpool. Response to the event led to many artists in the city centre also asked to get involved so for the 2nd Open Studios in 2017 we expanded the event to make it city-wide.

Who participated?

Download the official LOST17 event guide (3Mb pdf, needs Acrobat reader).