Once a year, we open our home-based workshop space to the public, so you can meet some of the local artists, designers and makers who run workshops here.

We provide information on all our workshops, and run a selection of free workshop demonstrations throughout the day.


There is a selection of items that people have created while attending our workshops on display, and some of the artists and makers will also have their own work on show, or for sale.


Arienas Collective Gift Vouchers are available to buy, and have a special Open Day offer of a free gift box with every £45+ voucher purchased on the day.


Refreshments are provided by The Arienas Collective members, for which we ask for a donation towards our chosen charity Art in Healthcare. And we usually have a free prize draw.

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Our Open Day is FREE ENTRY!


Though everyone is welcome to simply turn up on the day, if you'd like to book online to ensure you've reserved a space, we charge a nominal £1 entry fee, which we add to our charity donation.

In 2020 our Open Day went online due to Covid. We hoped to return to a ticketed in-person Open Day in 2021, however we decided it was just a little too soon. But we hope to open our doors again to the public in 2022.


Keep up-to-date with The Arienas Collective throughout the year!

For all the latest news you can:

>> Sign Up to our newsletter to get regular updates on new workshops, dates and special offers. And an invitation to our next Open Day.

>> Visit our Workshops page for details of all current workshops, to check availability, and to buy a workshop space.

Our upstairs workspace

The Arienas Collective Open Day is held at our supportive and welcoming home environment in the Edinburgh New Town.

Please note: the Open Day runs from a first-floor open plan reception room and unfortunately we do not have lift access. Please let us know of any skin or food allergies when booking.