Friday, October 1, 2010

It's October - It's Time for Open Studios Fall Artist Tour!

“One of the best [tours] in the nation”
(source: John Villani, “The Best 100 Art Towns in America”)

October 2 & 3 and 9 & 10, noon – 6pm, free and open to the public
October 1, 6-8pm – Public Reception, Canyon Gallery Boulder Public Library

The annual Open Studios Fall Artist Tour of 128 artist studios in and around Boulder, CO. On the first two weekends of October, 128 artists reveal the secrets of their creations to the public. Tour their studio, watch them create, talk to them about their process, try your hand at it and maybe leave with a new piece of art. Open Studios is a free event averaging 5000 visitors and over 70,000 individual studio visits. September 11 – Oct. 10, one piece from each artist will be on display at the Canyon Gallery of the Boulder Public Library.

OpenArts believes that Art must be accessible to everyone and Open Studios strives to make that happen through events that are relaxed, unintimidating, educational and free. Local artists are some of our most treasured resources that often go unappreciated. Boulder has one of the highest per capita resident artists in the country and Open Studios celebrates their valuable contribution to our lives by revealing their gifts to all.

New this year: The Guidebook has gone online! Now, everyone can easily access information about the tour, the artists and even the map online at Open Studios website. A full color Map with artist images will also be for sale throughout the Front Range for $6 + tax. Visit the Open Studios website for locations. Purchase is not required but makes the tour easier and support Open Studios, a not-for-profit organization.

Open Studios signs and the Map will direct visitors to the studios around Boulder. The Map will note wheelchair accessibility, new artists, bike routes and studios hosting special activities for children.

For more information visit the OpenArts Boulder or the Open Studios websites.

1 comment:

Sheba said...

I have not yet found the Open Studios (free) online MAP. I have to plan my tour, by walkable area, then make my ride requests with Special Transit. I cannot afford the $6 map. The online map seems non-existent!