The Isle of Wight Open Studios arts event is making a return in 2024, following a rebrand and new directors at the helm.

The event will take place from August 23 to September 8, once again unveiling the compelling artistic tapestry of the Island.

IW Open Studios offers an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to step into the studios of local artists.

Beginning nearly two decades ago, IW Open Studios gives the public an exclusive window into the creative processes of the artistic community.

The reintroduction of the event marks a new chapter in its history, bolstered by an action team comprising of artists committed to restoring the event.

As part of the revival, a fresh visual identity is being created, including a new website and branding, to enhance accessibility and audience reach.

The aim is to build a close-knit online community where artists and art enthusiasts can connect and celebrate creativity.

Georgia Newman, one of the three new directors, said: "There is a clear vision for the future of IW Open Studios, with the launch of a dynamic new Community Interest Company (CIC).

"We're not just preserving a beloved tradition: we're enriching it for generations to come.

"It's about collectively fostering a vibrant arts scene on the Isle of Wight that appeals to both seasoned enthusiasts and young, passionate creatives."

In a strategic move designed to promote a sense of community, artists will be grouped into five clusters across the Island, each managed by 'area reps'.

This means visitors will be able to move between different creative spaces.

The unveiling of the new IW Open Studios website is yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, artists are being encouraged to engage with the IW Open Studios community on Facebook and Instagram.