Thursday, October 06, 2011

October 8,9,15,16 Portland Open Studios

You might enjoy this once a year event for many reasons.  100 artists open their studios for you to take a peak inside and even buy art direct from the artist, cutting out the middle person. You can see what an artist studio looks like inside, if you have ever thought about doing artwork yourself. Of course the studios will be straightened up a little, and the artists in peak mood, not stymied by artists' block!

What's different from years past is a more contemporary curation committee: Mark Wooley, Elise Wagner and Modou Dieng. If you know those names, you can get a sense of the adventurousness of the work.

The studios are open all four days, making it easier to cover different neighborhoods on foot, by bike, bus, car or your personal flying machine!

There is a full list of artists on the website, with pictures of their work. It ranges from paintings to functional ceramics, jewelry to clothing, sculpture to drawing.

Details at 100 locations. Two weekends. 10AM-5PM. Full color map, iPhone app, or ticket only $5-15, see the website for details