SOS: Sunday Open Studios on June 22

Posted on June 20, 2014, 9:00 am
3 mins

The chance to peek within the studios of working Seattle artists is one that should not be passed up. A visit to these spaces provides a deeper understanding of the process and work that exists beneath beautiful images and designs. Two events will be held this weekend which provide an opportunity to take a look at these spaces.

Open Studios at Inscape

This space in SODO/International District at 815 Seattle Blvd S is home to multiple studio spaces. On Sunday, June 22, Inscape will host an Open Studio event from 1 PM to 6 PM. Over fifty artists creating in various types of media—painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture just to name a few—will participate in this event, which in past years has consistently drawn a polite, enthusiastic crowd. Inscape’s Web site states:

With upwards of 125 tenants in 77,000 square feet of historic space, Inscape is the largest arts and culture enclave in Seattle. Small, creative businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations with a focus in arts and culture use the space to facilitate and fabricate artistic work as well as design, build, and present creative and cultural endeavors. Artists and artisans of all disciplines are working throughout the building, bringing each individual’s dynamic energy to the space and collaborating to manifest a community born of creativity and steeped in a rich cultural history.

This is a peek “behind-the-scenes” of Seattle’s creative minds (as well as our city’s rich history).

Open Studio Tour at Building 30

Building 30 is another historic location that now plays host to our art community. Renovations were recently completed (in October 2013) on the 1938 Naval structure and hangar located in Magnuson Park. An open studio event will held on June 22 from noon to 5 PM. Many of the artists will be in attendance. The event provides goers with a chance to engage with the arts community, but also explore this exciting renovation and space devoted to the arts. The Open Studio Tour also acts as the inaugural event in the space (though it has been open to artists since Fall 2013).

The following artists will be participating in this fun event: Fong Baatz, Bev Byrnes, Marc Bohne, Margaret Bovington, Cheryl Brown, Elizabeth Bruno, Heather Carr, Michael Clinard, Amalia Couto, Renko Dempster, Carolyn Dunford, Joe Max Emminger, Roxanne Everett, Susan Freeman, Patty Haller, Anne Marie McNamara, Sandy Miller, Jim Pridgeon, Caroline Rousseau, Ellen Rutledge, Alicia Schujman, Vicki Scuri, Jim Scurlock, Denise Shaffer and Ann-Marie Stillion.

Claire Reiner is a writer, artist and recent graduate from the University of Washington’s School of Art with a major in Art History. She is interested in recent art movements and subcultures (1950s, 60s, 70s) and how they have shaped present perceptions and practices of art. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Seattle in 2010. She is quite influenced by the unique geography of both places and enjoys hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest. Reiner covers visual art exhibits in Seattle and seeks to contribute to a profound and positive artistic community, as well as encourage people to come out and experience art moments for themselves. Reiner is also the Executive Assistant for VanguardSeattle and handles any press related needs.