Posted by Liam O'Kennedy November 8, 2012 03:00 PM
The following was submitted by Brickbottom Open Studios:
Open Saturday and Sunday, November 17 & 18, noon – 6pm
For 25 years, visitors have enjoyed meeting and talking with artists in their studios at the Brickbottom Artist Building and, more recently, at the neighboring Joy Street Studios. In this vibrant community, there is the opportunity to see the studios where ideas are formed, see how artwork in various media is created, and perhaps purchase something you fall in love with. Work includes painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, glass blowing, photography, animation, digital, environmental and performance art. Demonstrations and talks will be offered along the way. Please join us for good conversation, good art, and the surprise of seeing something you've never seen before.
It only happens once a year!
Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible, street parking available, 10-minute walk from Lechmere Green Line T Station.
Visit www.brickbottom.com to view participating artists and links to their websites. For more information, please contact Lois Fiore at 617-628-4303.
The Brickbottom Artist Association (BAA) is dedicated to preserving and expanding the arts in Somerville and the greater Boston area. The BAA’s annual Open Studios, now in its 25th year, is one of the oldest in Boston. Year-round, the Brickbottom Gallery presents thoughtful and professionally curated art exhibitions as one of Somerville’s few nonprofit contemporary art galleries. BAA fosters a stable, permanent artist community of Brickbottom resident and non-resident members. BAA promotes and supports its members and their artwork through art openings, BAA gallery shows, membership benefits, and other programs. Through community outreach and involvement, free lectures and scholarship awards, the BAA strives to expand an awareness of the arts that enriches the larger Boston community.
Brickbottom has become a well-known model for other artists working and living in developments throughout the country. The converted warehouse, originally owned by The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company supermarket chain, now houses nearly 150 condominium spaces, each of a unique shape, size and design, which are home and workplace for more than 200 people.