Baltimore Open Studio Tour

  • The Breakfast Club - Jill Orlov

  • Sanzi Kermes

  • James Alpha Massaquoi Jr. - Cassandra Loves to Smile

3 days until the event

Mark your calendars for the 32nd annual Baltimore Open Studio Tour, happening Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25, 2020. This year the tour will be virtual, featuring a weekend full of studio tours, artist talks, demos, performances and art exhibitions on BOPA’s Facebook. The artists and galleries featured in Baltimore Open Studio Tour will showcase graphic art, woodwork, dance, glassblowing, textiles, and more. Baltimore Open Studio Tour is an annual showcase of artist studios throughout Baltimore City, held each October as part of Free Fall Baltimore, presented by BGE and Maryland State Arts Council and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

Transforming this annual in-person event to a virtual experience allows Baltimore City artists to showcase their work, studio, and creative process to the Baltimore community and beyond. The weekend virtual festivities include video tours of participating artists’ studios, Lunch Live! Inside the Artist Studio, artist panel discussions, and the extended “B2020” virtual art exhibition. The list of participating artists, as well as the full weekend schedule, is available below.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsor Reyka Vodka, enjoy their featured cocktail. Reyka pairs well with ice and everything else. 

Baltimore Open Studio Tour: Schedule & Participants
Streaming on BOPA’s Facebook.

Saturday, October 24
Noon - 1PM: Virtual Artist Studio Tours*
1PM: Sanzi Kermes (Textiles) - Lunch Live! Inside the Artist Studio with Kirk Shannon-Butts, Public Art and Curation Manager at Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
3PM: Zach Wade (Glass Artist with Live Glassblowing Demo)
5PM: Sharayna Ashanti Christmas (Dance/Choreography with Live Performance)
7PM: "Innovation, Isolation and Imagination: Creating During a Pandemic" – with artists Walter Cruz, Christopher Batten, Kyla Fryer, Will Watson, McKinley Wallace III, and Xavier Lightfoot. All Day: "B2020" Best of Emerging Talent Virtual Exhibition

Sunday, October 25
Noon - 1PM: Virtual Artist Studio Tours*
1PM: Jill Orlov (Metalwork - Tiny Sculpture) - Lunch Live! Inside the Artist Studio with Kirk Shannon-Butts, Public Art and Curation Manager at Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
3PM: Adiante Franszoon (Woodwork)
5PM: Benjamin Jancewicz (Graphic Art)
7PM: Live Virtual Panel "Looking Ahead - Programming 2021" (Thomas James, Creative Alliance; Joy Davis, Waller Gallery; George Collins, African American Firefighters’ Museum; Liz Faust – Catalyst Contemporary) All Day: "B2020" Best of Emerging Talent Virtual Exhibition

*Pre-Recorded Artist Studio Tours will feature: Cynthia Jawitz Brower, Elizabeth Cadwalader, Italo De Déa, Martha Dougherty, James Alpha Massaquoi, Jr. and Nina Rutledge.

Artists participating in studio tours:
Sample artwork photos available for download here.

Cynthia Jawitz Brower 
www.cynthiajawitzbrower.com

Elizabeth Cadwalader
www.ejcadwalader.com

Sharayna Ashanti Christmas
Muse 360 Arts Rayn Fall Dance Studio
www.muse360.org

Italo De Déa
www.italodedea.com

Martha Dougherty
Martha Dougherty Watercolors
www.MDoughertyDesign.com

Adiante Franszoon
Adiante Franszoon Designs: Woodcarving, Furniture, Jewelry
www.adiantefranszoon.com

Benjamin Jancewicz
Zerflin
www.art.zerflin.com

Sanzi Kermes
Sanzi Studio
www.sanzistudio.com

James Alpha Massaquoi, Jr.
Crown Industrial Parks

Jill Orlov
Furnished Furniture by Jill Orlov
www.jillorlov.com

Nina Rutledge
Big Whimsy
www.bigwhimsy.com

Zach Wade
Zach Wade Glass
@zachwade_glass

The artist tours and conversations will be available to stream on BOPA’s Facebook throughout the weekend. Visit www.promotionandarts.org for more information about Baltimore Open Studio Tour.

About

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

Contact

If you have questions, please email Jocquelyn Downs.

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