For Immediate Release
Beacon Open Studios Celebrates 11th Anniversary
Beacon Open Studios is proud to announce its eleventh season. This year Beacon Open Studios will be held the third weekend of May, starting on Friday, May 17th with a Kickoff Party/Exhibition at Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main Street, 6-9pm. Guests can pick up a map/brochure and get a preview of the participating artists, who will each have work hanging in the show. This year, between individual artist participating and the group shows that are involved, we have close to 100 artist showing off their amazing talent. Be sure to look for more events and group show during the weekend in our catalogs or on our website, BeaconOpenStudios.org. The weekend will continue as local artist open their private studios to visitors Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th from 6pm - 9pm. On Saturday May 18th, we are having our first ever Beacon Open Studios After Hours Party at the Beekman Arts Club located at 171 Beekman Rd. in Hopewell. This event will consist of a group show of 15 artist, along with live music, cocktails, and some light snacks. We will be wrapping up the weekend with our annual closing party May 19th from 6pm to 8pm at Bank Square Coffeehouse, 129 Main Street.
Beacon Open Studios is an annual, weekend long community event that has become one of the largest of its kind in the Hudson Valley, anticipated by artists and visitors alike. The thousands of visitors who come to Beacon Open Studios not only add to the vibrancy of the community, they confirm Beacon as the cultural destination it has become. It's a rare opportunity for the public to experience the private working spaces of a multitude of diverse artists. Visitors are invited to view works in progress and talk to individual artists, including some nationally and internationally exhibited names. For artists, art lovers, dealers, collectors, and curators, Beacon Open Studios is a great way to discover new talents, make worthwhile connections, and purchase artwork directly from the artists.
As a project of BeaconArts, the non profit organization responsible for much of the artistic growth in the area, Beacon Open Studios owes its success to the dedicated volunteers and artists who live and work in the community and all of our local sponsors. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Image: Jean Brennan