ANNUAL FALL OPEN STUDIO/BASH AT 33ARTS & THE STUDIO SANTA ROSA
It’s that time of year! Our annual open studio event will take place on the first weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, November 2 & 3, from noon to 5pm.
If you’ve ever attended Art at The Source and Sonoma County Art Trails, and wondered about all the other artist studios at the site formerly known as “The Barracks” at 3840 Finley Avenue, now is your chance !
In addition to over 40 artists who will open their creative spaces to the public, there will be food (“A Guy and His Grill” food truck), music, and beer and wine for sale. Art, food and beverages, and music, available until 5pm. Both 33Arts and The Studio Santa Rosa (the two long pale green buildings across the parking lot from each other) will be open!
New this year is the “afterparty”. When the studios close, the big music begins, from 5pm – 7pm, with Grace Amulet and the Holy Ghost.
This event is free and open to the public. Come for the art, stay for the food/beverages, and bring your dancing shoes!
I will be open from noon to 4 this Saturday, August 3.
I think there will be other artists in my building at 33Arts at 3840 Finley AVE (aka “The Barracks”, a former naval air base recently transformed into artist studios.) “First Saturday” is a monthly event, started with Studio Santa Rosa, the art studios in the building across the parking lot from us.
So you get two buildings full of art for the price of one! Er….the event is free, of course.
I have new work in jewelry, but I’m preparing to restock five galleries in New Hampshire (part of the League of NH Craftsmen’s network).
Come tell me if I’ve managed to provide a cohesive body of work for each one! Oh, and one pair of earrings is for my sister back in Michigan, so you can’t have those. (But I can always make you a similar pair.)
First…A big heart-felt thank you to all who sent me their snail mail address for this year’s Sonoma County Art Trails catalog/guide! I heard from almost 30% of my newsletter list, which any marketer will tell you is a great response rate! I have less than 18 addresses to go to meet the requirement, so you were a huge help! Second…My first class here in California! Check it out!
So very last minute! I’m filling in for an artist who can’t participate.
Fortunately, as you who have visited my open studios know, I have plenty of stuff available to show. Like, a LOT. LIKE I COULD FILL THE WHOLE STORE (if they’d let me.) (But I don’t think that would be fair to Linda Sorenson.) (BTW, oddly, I also know a New Hampshire artist named Linda Sorenson. This confuses me sometimes.)
But I digress.
The opening reception is Friday, March 3, from 5-7.
Come on by, say ‘hey’, I’ll be there with bells on. (Okay, no bells, but maybe a ponytail?)
Today I only had a little time to spend at my studio in the SOFA Santa Rosa Arts District. (I’m at 300 S. A Street, #3, just down Atlas Coffee Alley.) This, after an entire morning of last-minute tasks, re-do’s, oh-I-forgot-I-have-to’s…. Every time I thought I was ready to leave, I’d remember one more thing…. Argh!!
When I finally got there, I unlocked my door and entered.
Then I realized I didn’t have what I needed to work on my next project. Drat.
Here’s where the magic happens:
A woman appeared. “I’m admiring your window!” she said. “Are dogs allowed?”
What dog?? Oh. There, hidden by the bottom half of my Dutch door, was a sweet, very friendly dog.
I let them in.
“We’re visiting that photography show at Christie Marks’ gallery,” she explained. “I have the dog while my husband takes a look. Then he’ll take the dog so I can see it!”
We talked a little about the show (which is AMAZING!) Then I left her alone to browse my studio. (I got to pet the pup.)