Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Coming up: Open Studio Weekend - A Festival of the Arts

November 7th-8th, 2015 Washington ArtWorks, Montgomery County’s largest visual arts facility, opens its expansive 30,000 square foot visual arts center in Montgomery County to the public for its bi-annual Open Studio Weekend: A Festival of the Arts filled with art, shopping, film screenings, food trucks, live music, and more! 

Over 70 artists occupy studios at Washington ArtWorks where creativity abounds for artists working in sculpture, painting, glass, fibers, jewelry, photography, and more. Each artist not only creates works of art, but also runs their own business from their studios where visitors shop, watch demonstrations, and network with some of Montgomery County’s finest artists. 

During Open Studio Weekend: A Festival of the Arts, food trucks, Holy Crepes, Balkanik Taste, and Curley Q’s BBQ will fill Washington ArtWorks’ free, large parking lot with smells of sweets and savory treats while local bands play live music. 

Films by video artists from Rockville to the Philippines will be screened throughout both days while recycle and reuse sculpture competitions allow adults and children to get creative with found objects and art. 

“This festival is going to be the largest that Washington ArtWorks has seen to date. With 70 artists working across a variety of mediums, delicious food trucks, great, live music, films from across the globe, and art-themed games, Open Studio Weekend: A Festival of the Arts at Washington ArtWorks is going to be an event no one will want to miss” says President and CEO, Missy Loewe.

Open Studio Weekend: A Festival of the Arts will be held from 12:00pm – 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday, November 7th and 8th. Conveniently located at 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, MD 20852, the arts center offers free parking and easy access from Twinbrook Metro Station.

Washington ArtWorks at 12276 Wilkins Avenue in the Twinbrook area of Rockville, Md, offers workshops, exhibits, and outreach programs to serve the visual arts community and the public in the National Capital Region. Additionally, the organization created “ArtWorks Aid”, to provide charitable services to members and causes of their community.  Please contact Natanya Khashan at 301-654-1998 or for more information.