For Immediate Release
Beacon Open Studios 2020
Being the director of any project is always a big job which can be difficult at times, but this year has brought a whole new set of challenges. This pandemic has changed everyone's way of life and as much as I wanted this project to continue for the 12th year, the safety of the artists and visitors was my main priority. I was faced with the difficult decision of having to cancel the event entirely but never lost hope. I had to push back the dates multiple times, but atlas I was finally able to set a date- Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th from 12pm to 5pm.
Although the event will still take place, I did have to make a couple of changes in order to protect the wellbeing of everyone. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have our annual kick off party, but thanks to the help of Hudson Beach Glass, we are able to have a month long group show for all registered artist! This show will be available to visitors from September 1st to October 4th during Hudson Beach Glass regular business hours.
Not only are we having a group show, all artists are also participating in a virtual show on www.beaconopenstudios.org. Our virtual show includes a short Bio of each artist as well as up to 10 images of their artwork that will be available for sale. There is no set start date for the virtual show but all artists will be listed on the website before the weekend event which will be available until the end of the year.
As unsure as I was about this years turn out, I am pleased to announce we have over 50 artist participating with some still opening their private studios for the weekend event! All artists with private locations are entitled to set their own restriction in order to make them feel as comfortable as possible, and we ask all visitors to respect and abide by their personal rules while visiting their location.
We will still be printing and distributing our yearly catalogs with all artists information and locations. These catalogs will be available at multiple locations on Main St. in Beacon before second Saturday in September (Sept. 12). For specific locations of catalogs, please visit the www.beaconopenstudios.org and check out our Sponsors for 2020!
Image: Jean Brennan