27—28 April

What's on

408 artists and artist collectives are getting ready to open their doors 27 and 28 April, from 12-17, all around Oslo. Go on free guided tours to the studios, and experience exhibitions, concerts, ping pong and glassblowing, to name a few of our extra activities!

A woman and two young children are inspecting a loom.
A visit to Rosanna Vibe's weaving studio at Villa Romsli. Photo: Jan Khür.

Join us in the studios!

One weekend a year, professional artists from the fields of visual art and contemporary craft open the doors to their workspaces. Use our map and the list of artists to select the artists you would like to visit. Oslo Open is free and open to everyone.

Most of the studio houses do not comply with rules for universal design, but here is a list of studios with step-free access. Read more about accessibility at Oslo Open.

Oslo Open opening party

Thursday 25 April, 19:00 at Kunstnernes Hus

We mark the start of this year’s studio weekend by throwing a party, and invite everyone to an evening of music and dance. We will also announce the recipient of this year’s Oslo Open honorary award. The event is organised in collaboration with ØST KUNST and Kunstnernes Hus. Free entry and open to everyone above 20 years of age. See the program.

Open artist studios

Saturday 27 April from 12–17, studios east of the Akerselva river are open.
Sunday 28 April from 12–17, studios west of the river are open.

Because there are so many artists participating, we split the city in two. Use the map or browse through the list of artists to find out which day each studio is open.

Plan your route

Now you can save your favourite artists and organise them in lists, so you don’t lose track of who you want to visit. Create an account and start a list here.

Do you want our suggestions? We have made eight routes to help you explore the city at your own pace on foot, by bike, ferry or subway. You can find the routes in English here, and in Norwegian here.

Guided tours

Let our experienced guides show you the way to the studios. It is an easy and fun way to get to know the artists and their work, and it’s free. We organise tailor-made tours to many different parts of the city in Norwegian, English, we have a tactile tour with audio description, and a tour for young audiences. See all the tours and sign up here.

Satellite program

Exhibitions, concerts, a photo market, firing of Baltic raku ceramics and a chance to try your hand at dyeing fabric with natural materials. These are some of the extra activities people can attend during Oslo Open. These events are organized by artists themselves. Take a look here to see the whole satellite program.

Refuge for homeless artists

Sunday 28 April from 12–17 you can meet six artists who are currently without a studio space in the Oslo Open HQ. The artists have their temporary work space at BO, Rådhusgata 19 and outside in the square.

In the past year, 150 artists in Oslo have lost their workspaces after Oslo municipality closed down the studio houses Ila Pensjonat and Myntgata 2. Inflation and high pressure in the housing market make it increasingly difficult for artists to work in Oslo. Therefore, Oslo Open invited artists without a studio to participate this year.

Two young women by a work table with painting equipment.
Nasib held a guided tour of the studios in Sinsenveien 11 in 2023. Photo: Jan Khür.