Glasgow Open House Arts Festival
Artists in Isolation
24-27 Sep
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The gallery is not the only place to share art and ideas!


This year's festival has been designed to be safe and socially distanced, with all events taking place outdoors or online. We recommend that all visitors and artists continue to take precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19, which remains a significant danger to us all. Please wear masks when in a crowded or confined spaces, order and take lateral flow tests, wash and sanitise hands and most importantly do not come to the festival at all if you are shwoing symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with the virus. Please keep updated with the Governments' latest guidance.

Everyone's favourite DIY non-profit arts festival returns after a four-year break, to bring you a much-awaited 4th and ‘socially distanced’ programme!

What makes Glasgow Open House Arts Festival so special? We believe that by 'removing' art from conventional spaces, such as galleries and museums, and placing it in surprising or familiar local spaces, we can bring together and support the community to engage with the arts both as artists and audiences, in a way that feels accessible, engaging and exciting!

Find out for yourself this weekend! There is something happening in every corner of the city, with 125+ artists occupying 40+ exciting and unexpected outdoor locations and 20+ online spacesSocially distanced and free for everyone!


Prepare to be guided on a unique and artful outdoor journey around Glasgow, via front gardens, back gardens, window displays, garden sheds, disused phone boxes, a multi-storey car park, a canal boat, a washing line, balconies, community gardens, parks, balconies, a cash machine and other unexpected locations.

The festival will prioritise the bringing together of artists and arts organisations working within diverse communities, recognising and advocating for the essential role the arts play in nourishing our daily lives.

Accessibility Guidance

We are committed to doing everything in our power to make as much of GOHAF accessible to as many people as possible. You can find detailed accessibility guidance at the bottom of each event listing on the online programme - which has been provided by the artist or organiser of each event. As a small team operating on a tight budget we have a lot to learn and lots of ways to improve, which we intend to do as we grow as an organisation. 

A large print version of the festival map can be downloaded here.

If you require any of the information you find on this website in a different format please get in touch with the festival team or the artist directly. For more information or any questions about the above, please contact