Visit our Winter Open Studios and Artisan Fair event to buy original artwork, handmade products and creative services from our artists direct.

Open Friday, 24 November 5-8pm and Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 November 10am-5pm

Needle in the Mill studioArtisan Fair stall Symbiosis studio

For one weekend a year Banks Mill Studios opens its doors for the public to come in and see how our artists, designers and makers create their unique products and designs.

For the fourth year running you will also be able to visit our Artisan Fair being held just a minutes walk from Banks Mill at the Enterprise Centre the University of Derby's conferencing facility. We are pleased to be able to welcome back the Peak District Artisans for this year's event.

There is so much to see that you can easily spend the whole day on your visit, come along to see and buy an array of unique items including:

  • Fine and Mixed Media Art
  • Photography
  • Fashion Design
  • Printmaking
  • Textiles
  • Contemporary and Stained Glass Art
  • Jewellery
  • Design & Illustration
  • Film Making & Video Production
  • Junk Mail Collage Art
  • Wire Sculpture

We will have an arts trail to keep our younger visitors amused during your visit and you can also enter our prize draw to win an item donated by one of our artists.

Facepainting at Open StudiosBarbara Smith demonstrationKids Trail Open Studios 2016

  • Free entry
  • Free car parking at the Enterprise Centre
  • Artisan Fair in partnership with the Peak District Artisans at the Enterprise Centre
  • Exhibtion of artwork at both venues

Please note that disabled access at Banks Mill is limited to the ground floor only as there is no lift in the building.  Full access is available at our Artisan Fair venue, the Enterprise Centre.

Additional local car parking can be found here

If you would like to exhibit at our event please get in touch or complete our application form