BOPA does this event every year to make our city more aware of the fantastic art making happening in the area... but I can't help my annual feeling of gloom when I hear the call for artists. Although I'd like to show off both the Red Prairie Press studio AND My paintings in progress, I work from our row house - which for my own sanity and privacy, I prefer to keep non-public.
Enter the Open Studio Tour KICKOFF PARTY in Hampden this year to solve all my exclusion woes! The neighborhood of Hampden has decided to hold a first-friday style event THIS FRIDAY, October 19th - in which all the businesses are open a bit late, bands will play, vendors will set up outside to sell crafts & artwork, and you can wander the Avenue (36th Street) collecting stamps on a fun map of businesses and get a chance to win a few prizes! I have a few paintings up at Trohv Home & Gift (921 W. 36th St.) for the occasion, including this big old map of the country!
OPEN STUDIO TOUR KICKOFF
36th Street - Hampden