Friday, May 10, 2013

PAST: OPEN STUDIOS: The 10th Annual Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour from 12:00pm - 5:00pm this SAT, May 10th, Kick-off event at 11:30am, Opening Reception and After Party 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Free

The 10th Annual Gateway Arts District Open Studios Tour!
17 Venues/ 70 Studios/ more than 100 Artists!
Saturday, May 10th
12:00pm - 5:00pm, kick-off at 11:30am
After Party and Opening Receptions
5:00pm - 8:00pm

On May 10, 2014 the Gateway Open Studio Tour turns 10 years old! The kick-off event at the Gateway Arts Center will be the unveiling of Margaret Boozer's new sculpture Frost Weathering in the courtyard at 11:30am. Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. Visitors are invited to interact one on one with the artists, see their work, and explore their studios.

Stick around from 5:00pm - 8:00pm for the after party and opening receptions at the Brentwood Arts Exchange and 39th Street Gallery.

More than 100 individual artists will participate to make an exceptional event. Visitors to the Gateway Open Studio Tour will have access to Red Dirt Studios, The Washington Glass Studio, Ani Kasten Ceramics, The 39th Street Studios, Flux Studios, DC Glassworks, ezStorage Studios, as well as many other independent studios. Galleries and cultural institutions participating in the tour include The Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood Arts Exchange, 39th Street Gallery, Mon Cheri Gallery, Joe’s Movement Emporium, artDC, Art Works Now, and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center.

If you have a smart phone, make sure to download the free phone app for the Open Studio Tour onto your smartphone. Gateway CDC has created this app so you can access all the galleries, artists and local eateries on your smartphone. You won't get lost when you have this app, just touch the address on your phone and Google maps pops up to guide you to your desired destination (make sure to switch to walking directions).

Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave - Brentwood, MD
Includes the 39th Street GalleryBrentwood Arts Exchange and 39th Street Studios
Metro: From the red line, Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood, take the 83 bus to 39th St right to the Gateway Arts Center or take the T18 or 86 bus to 37th St and continue walking up Rhode Island Ave, or turn right on 37th to the large collection of studios just two blocks south at Otis Street. From the green line, get off at West Hyattsville and take the F8 Eastbound towards Cheverly Station or The Bus 13 Southbound. Additional routes include F1 and F2. West Hyattsville Station is about 1.5 miles, which is biking and walking distance. See metro trip-planner for bus access and schedules.

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