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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The Altadena Library Presents Open Studios Art Tour, Reception and Show
The Altadena Library will be operating as the Hub for the December Open Studio Tour. From November 28 through December 9, surrounding the weekend of the Tour, the library will host a display of works from each of the artists with the reception for the artists on Friday December 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Altadena Library.
The Open Studios Art Tour provides an intimate view into the artist’s life and studio; to be able to see where and how ideas are conceived and developed. Unlike the setting of a typical gallery show, when visiting an artist’s studio, the creative process becomes apparent and provides a personal, individualized experience to each visitor.
On the Open Studios Tour weekend, the library will be open – on Saturday December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – as a Hub to allow visitors to preview the work on display and to obtain brochures, maps and information for the self-guided tour to 23 locations hosting a total of 53 artists. Visitors may select the types of art that interests them the most, visit as many locations as they wish, and with as many artists as they desire. Maps and brochures for the event with details of locations, participating artists, and special events will be available in advance from the Library and from local retail establishments.
Art and other one-of-a-kind, handmade items are available for purchase at most locations and at our retail hosts. Some locations offer food, and some offer music and other amenities. Altadena Library hopes that you enjoy this Open Studios Art Tour, make new friends, and remember to: “Meet Neighborhood Artists, Come Curious and Leave Inspired”
The idea for Open Studio originated over a cup of coffee between two friends: Mary Gothard and Ginko Ching Lee. Mary and her husband, Patrick, had been hosting a lively open studio at their Altadena home for 10 years. Ginko wanted to support this event and a few more friends were invited to join. Thus the first Open Studios was born in December 2013 with 16 artists participating at 3 locations. With the help of many volunteers, artists and art lovers, this program has expanded into a biannual two-day experience.
For more information visit: OpenStudios.Gallery or call The Altadena Library at (626) 798-1833 or visit the library online at: www.AltadenaLibrary.org.