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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mid City Artists to Open Studios to Washingtonians on May 21 & May 22

28 artists open their studios to the public (updated with five new members) Mid City, from Dupont Circle to Scott Circle and Logan Circle and North to Florida NW
Jane Cave, Fashion on H Street, Archival Digital Print, 10"x16"

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 & 22, 12-5 PM (some studio times vary)

The Mid City neighborhood of Washington, DC, is a hub for DC's creative community. It's also home to the 28 artists who are opening their studio doors to the public on May 21 & 22. You are invited inside artists' homes and work spaces to meet the artists, enjoy and buy art.

The Mid City Artists event offers a special opportunity for art-lovers to take a peek into the artists' creative process, connect personally with artists and learn more about how and where they make art. See the tools Robert Cole uses to craft monumental sculptures. Talk with Scott Brooks about his inspiration. Experience photography of far off destinations, paintings of vivid color and art about the African Diaspora and spirituality. There is a great diversity of work, including drawings, sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media. Open studios offers visitors an inside view into the art world in the setting where artists make their creations.

With hot nightclubs, galleries, independent shops and fashion, Mid City is a thriving area for DC arts. Plan to spend the day to visit Mid City Artists and see the community on foot, bike or public transit. The event is 12 to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, May 21 & 22.

Mid City Artists is a talented group of more than 40 professional artists who have banded together to promote their work and create an artists' community in a central part of the nation's capital. A number of Mid City Artists members are well known and represented by galleries, while others are emerging artists. The open studios event happens every spring and fall.

The spring open studios participating artists are: Sondra N. Arkin, Chuck Baxter, Scott G. Brooks, Robert T. Cole, Susan Cole, Aster da Fonseca, Robert Dodge, Thomas Drymon, Ryan Epp, Gary Fisher, Glenn Fry, Charlie Gaynor, Betsy Karasik, Miguel Perez Lem, Joren Lindholm, Eileen Lyons, Regina M. Miele, Lucinda F. Murphy, Mark Parascandola, Dave Peterson, Brian Petro, Ronald Riley, Marie Ringwald, Nicolas F. Shi, George H. Smith-Shomari, Isabelle Spicer, Robert Wiener, Colin Winterbottom.

Business supporters are included on the downloadable map:  http://www.midcityartists.com/

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