Art on the Map (AOTM) has organised Lincolnshire’s Open Studios event where the public can visit the work places of artists and crafts makers and see ‘how it is done’. Artists and crafts makers throughout the county came together in 1999 to open their studios and workshops to the public for nominated weekends each year
This event has declined in popularity in recent years. Public support has weakened and artist members have recently voted to discontinue this event beyond 2015.
In addition to opening their studios a number of group exhibitions have been organised each year to bring their art to the public. The future for Art on the Map beyond 2015 now that the Open Studios event is no longer its prime purpose is bleak. It will close down completely after the exhibition in Lincoln Cathedral in July 2016.