LATEST NEWS & EVENTS!
Happy Valentine's Day!
THE VALENTINE PROJECT: Open Studios artists, family and friends pitched in with others from Resonance Women's Chorus, Sound Circle, Mindful Works, and Paddington Station Pre-school to create over 400 Valentine's Day cards for Boulder County seniors. Handmade valentines were delivered to residents and staff at The Peaks Care Center in Longmont, Mesa Vista and Boulder Manor in Boulder. Art Parts also donated materials for diy-prone seniors! Special thanks to artists: Charles Alkula, Robin Bryant, Cha Cha, Demry Frankenheimer, Cindy Hinkelman-Smith, Khiri Lee, Jean Mitchell, Jean Riordan, Marla Saville and Anne Skok.
The love was much appreciated!
Pet Portrait Quickdraw Extended!
DONATE $75 OR MORE TODAY TO GET A PORTRAIT OF YOUR PET.
Thanks to the generosity of many of our Open Studios artists, for a limited time, your donation and a favorite photo of your pet gets you a custom pet portrait. CLICK HERE to get all the details!
Donor Marcy Miller, owner of Organic Sandwich Company, unwraps memorial portrait of “Lola”, a gift to her friend and Lola’s guardian, Natasha. Charcoal illustration by Open Studios artist George Sanderson.
Open Studios Collaborates With Boulder Housing Partners In Art Enrichment Program For Children
We've just completed a donation of 230 art kits and 40 art goody bags for kids!
Thanks to artists Pat Chapman, Michael Deragisch and Khiri Lee, as well as support from The Community Foundation and Art Parts, this art outreach program has provided local children with a variety of awesome art enrichment activities. Additional thanks to our volunteers for the assembly and distribution of these materials: Kim Dorazewski-Smouse, Pen Volkmann, Deb Volkmann, Michael Knisely, Joseph Jimenez, Claudia Perez and Mary Horrocks. openstudios.org/mobile-art-lab
Please Join Us During This Month of Giving
DONATE TODAY AND RECEIVE A SPECIAL GIFT AS OUR THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, particularly for non-profit organizations like Open Studios. We would not survive without you, our amazing donors and sponsors. Through the month of December, when you give, you'll receive a premium to keep or give to someone special in your life. Your donation will go a long way to promote local artists and art outreach programs for kids and adults in Boulder County. Click on the image to see all of the options!
2020 Holiday Online Gift Gallery
Tons of great gift ideas from local Boulder artists - photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and more - all under $100! Be sure to check out this year's online gift gallery to find the perfect items for everyone on your list. And might as well treat yourself while you are browsing. Here's our gift to you to help celebrate the season - THANKYOU5. Use this code to get $5 off any item in our store with your purchase of $25 or more.
2020 Open Studios Exhibit at the Museum of Boulder
The exhibit, featuring one piece from each Open Studios artist will run from October 2 to 18. Pick your favorites and schedule a studio tour with our web site's new Online Booking feature. Painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry - this exhibit is sure to beautifully represent the incredible and diverse, Boulder creative visual arts community.
Museum Hours: 9 am to 5 pm everyday; closed on Tuesdays. Open till 8 pm on Wednesday.
Masks and social distancing required.
Address & Phone: 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 • 303.449.3464
POP! / The Gallery @ The Bustop Apartments
A new POP! Gallery experience for 2020. Head to The Bustop Apartments to see latest work from a variety of Open Studios artists. Painting, photography, ceramics and more.
SIDEWALK SALE - Thurs Oct 29, Fri Oct 30, Sat Oct 31!
Wear a costume for a chance in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate.
Opening for First Friday, October 2, 5 - 9pm
Then, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 2 - 6 pm. through October.
Masks and social distancing required.
Address: 4895 Broadway, North Boulder. Parking on the west side of the building.
All FORE! Art - Golf Benefit & Art Exhibit
Friday Oct. 9th from noon to 8:00 p.m at Coal Creek Golf Course in Louisville.
Our first annual Golf Tournament-- All FORE! Art featured a socially-distanced 18 hole round of golf, with cocktails and art exhibit afterwards. Taking place at Coal Creek Golf Course on Friday afternoon, Oct 9, the event was a great success with over 125 people in staggered attendance throughout the evening. Music was provided by Steve Glotzer on guitar. The reception was sponsored by Tebo Properties and a unique Plein Air Paint Out, sponsored by Meininger took place on the golf course, with the golfers passing by the various artists at work, situated at different holes. Boco Cider, Mother Tucker Brewery and North Boulder Liquors all helped to keep our participants hydrated.
The Avalon Drive Thru Art Event - a vehicle-based outdoor festival!
Saturday September 26th at The Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe, Boulder.
This free event provided a novel way to browse creative work from 60 local artists, while complying with the state's Covid-19 directives. Visitors stayed in their cars and actually drove through this large, covered exhibit space, with plenty of time to browse and speak with artists. The event was a popular success with over 1000 visitors. Produced in collaboration with artist Rick Dallago and the Boulder Art Association
Congratulations to our first $100 contest winner - ANN NORRIS!
Ann participated in the August Quiz promo and won the drawing for $100 off any item in any of our online galleries. We're pretty sure we made Ann smile....
Virtual Art Classes from Open Studios
Local Boulder company Aspen Mesh is treating employees, who are working from home, to virtual Open Studios art classes one afternoon a month. As part of their initiative to support the physical and mental health of their workforce during COVID-19, these classes began in early September. A number of kids and teens homeschooling with their Aspen Mesh employee parents joined the fun, making innovative hat sculptures out of paper bags with public artist George Peters. See more about George at https://www.airworks-studio.com/.
If you or your business might be interested in virtual art classes, contact email@example.com.
The National Arts Drive
On June 20, many Open Studios artists participated in The National Arts Drive Day. Everyone got creative displaying their work outdoors - in yards, parking lots, driveways, under tents, in trees, on fences - individually or in small socially distanced groups. Art lovers all over Boulder County took advantage of the scenic views. During this difficult time for galleries and art fairs, on this day, people were once again able to view beautiful and diverse art in their neighborhoods. Thanks to all our participating artists and to the community for coming out and coming together to support our creative community!
The Dakota Ridge Plein Air Challenge
During the week of May 24, Open Studios invited artists and other community members to the Dakota Ridge neighborhood to create art "en plein air" in parks, from street corners, and in the foothills. The resulting work is on exhibit as a walk-by window gallery in the Dakota Ridge Clubhouse on Laramie between Ralston and Pierre Streets (northwest Boulder) from May 30 through June 26. We are excited to offer all the pieces for sale in our Online Shop. Take home a beautiful original foothills perspective from one of the Dakota Ridge Challenge artists!
Many thanks to our Awards Sponsor - realtor Terry Larson, Re/Max of Boulder.