Launch Party: Friday, September 27 from 5pm to 7pm
This September, over thirty Arlington, VA artists open their workspaces to the public for the second annual Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour.
“Arlington has many accomplished artists creating significant bodies of work in their homes, garages or rented studio space. This open studio tour provides a rare opportunity to see and understand the artistic process that often seems quite mysterious…. You’ll walk away with new insights and appreciation for Arlington’s hidden treasurers—visual artists.” –Katherine Freshley, former Executive Director, Arlington Arts Center
The event kicks off on Friday, Sept. 27, 5 – 7 pm, with a Launch Party at Cody Gallery, at Marymount University’s Ballston Center, 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor. There, art lovers and artists can meet, celebrate, and plan their tour route.
Studios will be open throughout the county on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, 11 am – 5 pm. Local artists will feature their work, processes and studio spaces, many of which are rarely open to the public. Art lovers of all ages can meet and chat with the artists while enjoying paintings, ceramics, metals, photography, and more.
“[T]he fact that this initiative emerged organically – by and of the artists – is itself a testament to the continued growth and vitality of Arlington’s creative community.” — Michelle Isabelle-Stark, Director of Arlington Cultural Affairs
Find more info, including an artist directory and map, at arlingtonartstudiotour.org. Printed tour guides will be available at the launch party, visual art centers, community centers, and libraries throughout Arlington. All events are free and open to all ages.
The Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour is a joint effort by the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington Artists Alliance, Columbia Pike Artist Studios, Westover Artists, and independent artists throughout Arlington County, with support from Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.
Cody Gallery, at Marymount University’s Ballston Center, 1000 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor.