I don't know how many artists are working in our area but there are at least 170. That's how many opened their studios to the public this weekend for Open Studios STL. This afternoon Hubby Tony and visited some of them.
There were artists all over the city and county participating, but only half of the studios (in the eastern part of the area) were open today, and the others were open tomorrow. We decided to head downtown, where there were about 20 artists located in seven different buildings. Over the course of three hours we saw paintings, prints, and photographs. Mixed media, sculpture, and jewelry. We made it to most of the locations before we ran out of steam.
Many of the studios were in former warehouse buildings, and quite a few of them were in live/work lofts. It was interesting to see the artists' studios and talk with them in a relaxed atmosphere. Many of them had work for sale, and we did end up purchasing a print.
Now I just have to get it framed and figure out where to hang it in the house.
Five years ago today: New Thing #163--Dream House