Open Studio Saturday
You are invited to explore our vibrant contemporary art space at Open Studio Saturday! Bring your family and friends to meet our artists-in-residence, participate in fun hands-on activities, and create a work of art of your very own. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
Start With Latin Street Food and a Pop
Location: Front lawn
The fun begins on our front lawn where you can grab some Latin street food from the Casa food truck and a refreshing ice pop from King of Pops. The first hundred people to come through get their first popsicle on us.
DIG INTO HANDS-ON ART MAKING
Watercolor Botanical Paintings
Location: Sculpture studio, ground floor
Enter our industrial sculpture studio where you’ll create watercolor paintings from current artist-in-residence Sam Van Aken’s botanical prints. You will also learn about the history and characteristics of stone fruit—including the Peento, Peach Apricot, and Common Damson—and the ways that Van Aken is working to preserve these rare varieties.
Tech + Art
Location: First-floor studio
Explore robotics and 3D printing in our first-floor studio with alumnus artist Oliver Lewis, who will use a 3D printer to help visitors create art pieces related to Sam Van Aken’s The Open Orchard project.
Become an Icon
Location: Levine Creative Hub, ground floor
Alumnus artist Marcus Kiser will make you the artist during his iconography workshop. You’ll create an icon or symbol that represents a positive interpretation of who you are and what you aspire to be.
Meet an Artist
Location: Second- and third-floor galleries
Visit our second and third floors where summer artists-in-residence Eliana Arenas, Julio Gonzalez, Monique Luck, April Marten, Antoine Williams, and Stephanie Woods have their artwork on view. Each artist also opens their studio doors to speak about their work and give you exclusive insight into their creative process.
EXPLORE THREE FLOORS OF ART EXHIBITIONS
The Open Orchard is on view in our first-floor gallery. A selection of works by our artists-in-residence is featured on our second and third floors.
HOW TO GET HERE
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