LATEST NEWS & EVENTS!

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

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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 mary@openstudios.org.

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. 

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