City-Wide Open Studios is a week-long event, organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, that takes place each summer in order to support local artists. This summer, CWOS will be in its seventh year, and will take place from July 24 through July 29, 2012. Artists all across the city will open their studios to the public to show off their work, interact with audiences, and discuss St. Louis art. People get a chance to see artists at work and to see the process that goes into creating a work of art. This interactive event allows art-makers and art-lovers to come together in support of burgeoning local talent.
The artists’ studios will be open for one weekend, and attendees will get a map of all of the open studios in the city. Attendees are encouraged to visit as many studios as they want, when they want, at their own pace. Each studio will be open on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on its location. A bus tour led by CAM curators and a bus tour guided by local arts-writers will also be provided, as well as a BBQ at the end of the week.
Call for Artists:
City-Wide Open Studios is currently looking for artists based in St. Louis to participate in this event. In addition to opening up your studio to the public on the weekend of July 28, 2012, one of your artworks will be displayed for the entire week at the Contemporary Art Museum. Your work will also be presented at the Preview Party at CAM on Tuesday, July 26. This is an amazing opportunity for local artists; to have your work shown at one of the best art venues in St. Louis can really make a difference in your career. Registration deadline is April 30, 2012.