The artists are rinsing out their paintbrushes, the potters are cranking up their wheels, and the photographers are cleaning their lenses – all in readiness for the 11th East Finchley Open House Weekends.

The Open provides a golden opportunity to visit local artists in their homes and studios to discuss and admire their work, which is all unique, hand-made – and for sale.

This year there will be 14 open houses, with 53 new and established members of East Finchley Open (EFO) and some guests displaying their work. On show will be paintings, prints, ceramics, photographs, textiles, wood, glass, jewellery, sculpture and willow work. The standard of work is always very high and offers visitors a wonderful variety to browse.

The run-up to the open house weekends will include an art trail in East Finchley, with local shops, cafés and businesses participating by showcasing the work of EFO artists.

  • The Open House Weekends run at various venues across East Finchley on July 12 and 13 and July 19 and 20, from 11am to 6pm. Details: