Long Beach artists will open their studios on Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and 5th, 2011 from 11 AM to 5 PM. The public is invited to see a diverse range of art works, including paintings, mixed media constructions, handmade artists’ books, prints, photographs, and jewelry.
The free event is called The Mid-City Studio Tour because of the neighborhood locations of the artists’ studios within Long Beach. This fifth biennial program celebrates the vital visual artist community in this city. Sue Ann Robinson, known nationally for her innovative, handmade artist’s books, comments, “There are many wonderful, creative artists in this area who outnumber the arts venues available to present work to the public.
The Mid-City Studio Tour provides a special opportunity to see artists’ environments and processes.”
Invitations and maps for this self-guided studio tour are available before the event at Greenly Art Space (2698 Junipero Avenue #113 in Signal Hill), Long Beach Museum of Art (2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90803), Free Spirit Yoga (3910 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach 90807), Arts Council for Long Beach (110 Pine Avenue, Long Beach 90802), Utopia (445 E 1st St Long Beach, CA 90802), and various It’s a Grind coffee houses in the mid-city area.
Please visit the website http://www.midcitystudiotour.com for images, more information about the artists, and the tour map.
The Mid-City Studio Tour is sponsored by Arts Council for Long Beach and It’s a Grind coffee houses in the mid-city area.