100 working artists open their studios to the public October 2 and 3

On October 2nd and 3rd during the 6th Annual New Bedford Open Studios weekend, the public is invited into the working studios of the city’s talented and diverse artists. This once-a-year event showcases a wide array of art and artisanry in the Massachusetts SouthCoast region.

Visitors can tour artists’ studios, watch demonstrations, experience hands-on activities and purchase unique gifts and fine art. Studios will be open Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.

With an estimated 100 artists and artisans participating in this year’s Open Studios, a multitude of media will be on display, including paintings and prints, textile art and clothing, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, glass and much more.

Local artists have listed many favorite nearby restaurants which include many delectable cuisine selections from the freshest local seafood to Portuguese, Cape Verdean, Brazilian, Mayan, Mexican, Thai and more.

Studio and restaurant maps will be available at the gallery and at participating studios throughout the city. Maps can also be found up at the New Bedford Visitors Center at 33 William St.

“Sample”, an exhibition showcasing examples of Open Studios participants’ artwork at Gallery X (169 William Street www.galleryx.org) opens September 8th and continues through October 3rd. There will be a closing reception September 30th from 6-8pm. The “Sample” show is a great opportunity to see what each studio has to offer in an intimate setting with artists in attendance.

There will be something for everyone at the 6th Annual New Bedford Open Studios, from the curious onlooker to the serious collector.

For more information contact nbopenstudios@gmail.com or visit www.newbedfordopenstudios.org

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