Patrick McCrae has written the intro to this year’s Cambridge Open Studios guide and this has now been published. The COS take place across all four weekends in July.

The full text can be read online here .

“As someone who grew up in Cambridge into a family surrounded by art, the Cambridge Open Studios were a mainstay of our summer weekends.

“Many artists, particularly in the early days, start off by working in space stolen from their homes and alongside other jobs and responsibilities. These four weekends are those exciting and brave moments where they can throw open the doors to a new audience, to new reviews, to allowing their practice to be critiqued!”