Published on: Monday, May 14, 2012
By Wanda Jackson
For artists and art-lovers’ organizations along the U.S. Route 1 corridor, it is one of Prince George’s County’s most anticipated events.
The eighth annual Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour opened artists’ studios in Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville to the public on Saturday. The Gateway Arts District is home to more than 120 artists and 70 studios.
Saturday’s tour offered an opportunity to experience firsthand the artists at work in their own studios. Visitors could access both in-home and stand-alone artist studios, plus cultural centers, art galleries and performance spaces located throughout the arts district.
Artists showcased works in almost every visual arts medium including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and photography. Demonstrations were offered, and art was available for commission or sale.