CAM is pleased to host the 7th Annual City-Wide Open Studios, a week-long event in July dedicated to the discovery of the hidden spaces where local artists work.
Eligible artists must maintain working studios in St. Louis City, University City, or Maplewood to participate in the program, and must be able to open their studios to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on either Saturday, July 28 or Sunday, July 29, 2012. CAM will allocate, based upon neighborhood, which day your studio will be open.
On a first-come-first-served basis, a limited number of studio spaces will also be made available at an alternate venue to those artists whose studios lie outside the prescribed limits or those that do not have traditional studio practices. These spaces will function as “pop-up studios” as well as “project spaces” for artists wishing to engage audiences in performative, installation, new media, participatory, or other works.
CWOS is open to all artists working in every discipline (traditional and non-traditional). CAM highly encourages artists to share spaces or participate collectively in the program. Artists must pay the registration fee as an individual, but can share the same studio/address. Art organizations that promote and/or support local artists via studios and other means are also welcome to participate in the program.
In addition to promoting a tour of your studio, CAM will display ONE work from your collection at the Open Studios Preview from July 24-29. Please note, the artworks act as a small representation of an artists’ studio practice. The Open Studios Preview allows visitors a glimpse into an artists’ practice and enables them to plan their weekend itinerary based upon the physical artworks they are most interested in. Because of the volume of artworks received, 2-D works will be hung salon-style and 3-D works will be organized appropriately within the limited floor space. ONE artwork can be delivered to CAM between July 17-22. Artwork will NOT be accepted after July 22 at 3pm. Artists are responsible for insurance coverage in their own studios. Please make sure your space is safe and free of hazards.
Each registered artist will:
- Be included in the CWOS Preview Party at CAM
- Be included on the CWOS website
- Be included on the CWOS map, distributed by St. Louis Magazine, CAM, and online
- Receive postcards promoting the event to mail
Click here for more information and to register. Registration is due Monday, April 30, 2012.