Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13 from 1pm to 4 pm
Now in its seventh year, OAIB originally started as a way for local groups of self-taught artists to finally exhibit together, the first Outsider Art inside the Beltway show was held at MOCA DC in Georgetown.
Seven years and three locations later, OAIB has grown to take over both floors of the gallery at Art Enables and features artists from across the country for a full two weeks. Last year was the first OAIB at Art Enables that was opened nationally and over two dozen groups were invited to participate. Many well known organizations from across the US are participating again this year, including The Gallery at HAI (NYC), Creativity Explored (San Francisco), Spindleworks (Maine) and Project Onward (Chicago) as well as perennial local favorites from groups such as Studio In-Sight (Bethesda), The Studio at Miriam’s Kitchen (DC) and Saint Elizabeths (DC).
Outsider Art Inside the Beltway was juried by local Outsider Art collector Paul Yandura and Outsider Art gallerists Grey and Linda Carter from Grey Carter Objects of Art. The show continues to be an excellent introduction for people curious about Outsider Art or looking to start their own collection with a selection of very affordable art in a wide array of styles.
Art Enables Studio is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE. The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge and will continue to be on display until Friday, October 26 2012.
The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm and by appointment.
For more information on Outsider Art inside the Beltway or on Art Enables, call (202) 554-9455 or visit the website art www.art-enables.org