For Immediate Release
Beacon Open Studios Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Beacon Open Studios is proud to announce its tenth season. This year Beacon Open Studios will be held the last weekend of April, starting on Friday, April 27 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 60 participating artists, who will each have work hanging in the show. Maps will be available all weekend at Oak Vino, who will have live music on Saturday afternoon. While there, be sure to snap a photo in front of our BOS Selfie Wall! Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29 studios will be open 12-6pm all over Beacon. Added to the roster this year: printmaking and encaustic artist demonstrations, improvisational writing workshops, and musical theater performances. The schedule will be listed in the brochure and on our website where you can also find suggested studio tours to help navigate the area. The weekend will conclude on Sunday at Quinn's, 330 Main Street, the location of the Official BOS After Party. Be there at 6:30 to win prizes during a Game-Show-Like Memoir Write-a-Thon led by participating artist Donna Minkowitz.
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. This event is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Image: Jean Brennan