Friday, May 11, 2018

This weekend: Gateway Artists' Open Studios

2018 Spring Open Studios

Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12-5 p.m.
Gateway Arts District: Along Maryland’s Route 1 corridor

The artists of Maryland’s Gateway Arts District present the 14th iteration of the Spring Open Studios on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12-5 p.m. The self-guided tour takes place in the Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the towns of Mount Rainier, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Hyattsville. 

The Gateway Arts District is the DC metro area’s largest arts district and houses internationally renowned galleries, studios, workshops and art spaces. Visitors have the opportunity to directly interact with artists in their studios and to connect with their artistic process.

34 Venues. 70 Studios. Over 100 Artists!

On Saturday, May 12, studios, art organizations, and galleries throughout the Gateway Arts District will open their doors to the public. The event is free and open to people of all ages. Over 100 individual artists participate in the event making the 2018 Spring Open Studios the region’s most prominent visual arts event.  Audiences can attend art openings, glass-blowing demonstrations or select artwork in an artist’s studio. This artist-led event presents a once-a-year opportunity to connect with the region’s most important and economically vital centers of art production. 

A free shuttle bus will make stops from Artists by the Tracks in Mount Rainier to Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville.

Between studios and gallery stops, the Gateway Arts Districts offers several new food and drink options along Route 1 including the recently opened Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville, known for its outstanding pizza and wide selection of craft beers.  Pizzeria Paradiso will host a beer festival on May 12 from 12-5 p.m.

More information, including a self-guided map of the open studios, visit the events’ Facebook page at in advance of the tour.

Make sure to stop at White Point Studio, 3708 Wells Ave., Mt. Rainier, MD 20782

Laurel Lukaszewski will be joined by her fellow resident artists Kate Kretz, Tamara Laird, Jo Ellen Walker, and visiting artist Pat Goslee. In addition, all of the neighboring studios will also be open, including the Washington Glass School, Otis Street Arts Project, Red Dirt Studio and Pyramid Atlantic up the road. They are all hoping to clear out a bit of their storage, so there will be great art-deals to be found :)