The 2015 Windsor Essex Open Studio Tour Preview Exhibit features local artists giving the public a glimpse into what they will have on display in their studios during the Windsor Essex Open Studio Tour to be held in October.
Samples of art work from the 2015 Annual Windsor Essex Open Studio Tour (WEOST) will be at ArtSpeak Gallery (Arts Council Windsor Region) from September 21st to 26th. ArtSpeak is located at 1942 Wyandotte Street East.
The goal of the exhibition is to allow the public an opportunity to preview the Tour Art and meet the Tour Artists. Participating Artists will be at the gallery throughout the week to speak to the interested public as well as offer demonstrations to promote and support the event.
ArtSpeak Gallery hours for the week are Monday 1-5 pm, Tuesday 1-5 pm, Wednesday 1-7 pm, Thursday 1-5 pm, Friday 1-5 pm, (5:30-6 pm Press Event) (6-9 pm Reception) and Saturday 12- 6 pm.
The Artist Reception will be held on Friday, September 25th from 6-9 pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to all audiences.
“People have ideas about the ART they wish to view and own. The brilliance of a preview is that the public has a chance to see samples of what will be available on the Tour. Some of the touring public will go to all of the 14 Tour locations and others will only go where their personal interest take them”, says Nancy Bauer, a WEOST Artist. Nancy goes on to say “Many will make decisions as to what Tour Stops they will make based on what they see at ArtSpeak Gallery the week before”.
The ArtSpeak exhibit features the work of 22 local Artists participating in the 2015 Tour. The Tour itself is a two day event being held on Saturday and Sunday October 3rd and 4th. People can pick which day is best for them or divide the tour up into two days of viewing. Many of the 14 Tour stops will host Artists talks and demonstrations in conjunction with the chance to explore the creative process in locations as diverse as the Art on display.
Windsor Essex Open Studio Tour is a project of the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Windsor Essex County. It was conceived out of the belief that connections and networks are needed to support growth in the Windsor Art Industry.
“The Open Studio Tour was planned with the desire to foster an appreciation for the role that Artists play in the vitality of our community and in our local economy”, says Leona MacIntyre, CAE and Executive Director of The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Windsor Essex County.
Open Studio Tour Brochures – with detailed site information, maps and passports – are available at tourist information centers, local businesses, galleries, Tour Sites and on the official WEOST website www.weopenstudiotour.com