Friday, April 6, 2012

Beacon Open Studios Celebrates 4th Annual City-Wide Art Event


BEACON OPEN STUDIOS CELEBRATES
4TH ANNUAL CITY-WIDE ART EVENT APRIL 28 & 29

Popular "Truck City" Mobile Galleries Return for Year Two

Kick Off Event on April 27

April 2, 2012 - Beacon, NY -- Beacon Open Studios, the largest event of its kind in the Hudson Valley and growing, will hold its 4th annual city-wide event on Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29. This free event invites the public into local artists' studios, allowing visitors to meet them, view their past and current works-in-progress, and get an up-close look at the spaces in which they create. A diverse network of artists will be participating, from nationally and internationally exhibited names to exciting new faces of the Beacon art community. Visitors can begin their self-guided tour of Beacon Open Studios at the Kickoff Show at Hudson Beach Glass' upstairs gallery where they can see one work by each participating artist and pick up a free map to the studios.

Beacon Open Studios takes the unique approach that every artist should have the opportunity to publicly display their art, supported by promotion and events. Truck City, a pop-up open studio site introduced last year with great success returns this year at Spire Studios, 45 Beekman Street. Artists participating in Truck City will transform moving trucks into mobile galleries and installations, which will be open to visitors to explore during Beacon Open Studios hours-noon to 6pm.

Hudson Beach Glass, 162 Main Street, will host the Beacon Open Studios Kickoff Party on Friday April 27th, from 7 to 10pm. The annual Kickoff Party is a great opportunity for the public to meet local artists and participants in Beacon Open Studios and pick up the Open Studios catalog, which includes a map to all of the participating studios across town. Hudson Beach Glass is also home to the Kickoff Exhibition, which opens on April 14th and runs through April 30th, 10am to 6pm.

An established art destination, Beacon is the perfect venue for this exceptional event. Last year, Beacon Open Studios attracted more than eighty local artists and artisans. and hundreds of visitors. This year's event will showcase over 50 very talented individuals.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Saturday April 14th Kickoff Show open at Hudson Beach Glass 162 Main St.
Friday April 27thrd   Kickoff Party 7-10pm at Hudson Beach Glass 162 Main St.
Saturday & Sunday April 28-29th studios are open throughout the city of Beacon from noon to 6pm both days.

Beacon Open Studios is made possible with the support of the Beacon Arts Community Association and by a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council.

A big thanks goes out to some local businesses for their loyal support of the arts in Beacon: Hudson Beach Glass, RiverWinds Gallery, Tas Kafe, Beacon Natural Market, Max's on Main, Newburgh Art Supply, and The Roundhouse.



Beacon Open Studios           
Contact: Theresa Goodman
www.beaconopenstudios.org           

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