OPEN STUDIO HUDSON 2019 celebrates the vibrant and talented community of artists and artisans in Hudson, New York. Recently ranked sixth for its “arts vibrancy” among small communities nation wide by The National Center for Arts Research, Hudson’s creative economy has been a key factor in its current economic growth and booming tourism industry. Surprisingly despite these statistics, Hudson has not hosted an Artist’s Open Studio tour since 2012.
The FIRST ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO HUDSON 2019 is a self-guided tour of 40+ local artist’s studios, taking place on Columbus Day Weekend - Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13. This city-wide event is free and open to the public. Area artists working in a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, design, photography and printmaking will be participating in Open Studio Hudson. Open Studio Hudson is funded in part by a Grant from The Arts & Entertainment Committee/Tourism Board from the City of Hudson.
Open Studio Hudson 2019 is organized by Jane Ehrlich, a fine artist with a background in marketing and design. Ehrlich thought the timing was ideal for a fresh iteration of the traditional Open Studio concept, focusing on social focusing on social media and a cohesive website identity to showcase the many independent artists living and working in the area.
The closing reception for artists and visitors will take place at Time & Space Limited, on Sunday, October 13 at 7 pm. The reception is co-sponsored by TSL, a major supporter of culture and the arts in Hudson. A photographic installation by David McIntyre in collaboration with Open Studio Hudson will feature portraits of the artists together with photojournalistic coverage of the event.
The weekend will enable both casual art enthusiasts, as well as serious collectors to explore and experience the artistic process at their own pace.
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