Baltimore Open Studio Tour Offers Behind-The-Scenes Look At How Artists Do Their Work – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) –Some Baltimore artists are soon opening their studio doors to give Marylanders a behind-the-scenes look at how their work was made.
It’s called the Baltimore Open Studio Tour, an annual event now in its 33rd year, which is part of Free Fall Baltimore. The public can meet local artists, see their creative process and buy some of their work.
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“We have fashion designers, sculptors, textiles, woodworking, bookbinding, all different types of artists are opening up their spaces and allowing the audience to come inside to see their process,” a said Jocquelyn Downs, director of the Arts Council of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
The studios will be open for free at various locations around the city, such as Motor House on W. North Avenue, where artists like Abisola Oladeinde can show some of their latest work.
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“I’m a fashion designer and what I’m showcasing is my Nigerian culture so I’m Yoruba and this Adire fabric is indigenous to the Yoruba tradition,” Oladeinde said.
The event gives everyone a chance to see some of the most creative work done in Charm City and a chance to reflect on why this is so important to her.
“It’s an opportunity to bring people together, it’s an opportunity to see new artists, but it’s also an opportunity for us to have bigger conversations about the value of art,” said Farajaii. Muhammad, Director of Marketing and Communications at Motor House. .
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The Open Studios Tour takes place on October 23-24. You can read more about this by visiting freefallbaltimore.org.