Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Gateway Open Studio Tours and Otis Street Arts Project Grand Opening.

The Gateway Arts District organizes tours of all the Artist studios in Mount Rainier, Brentwood and Hyattsville, Maryland every spring. It's a great time to see tons of amazing art, meet up with friends, and enjoy the area's artists in their natural habitat. This Saturday, May 9th is the day.

For the past 9 years, I have been participating in the open studios with my former digs at the Washington Glass School. It's my first Spring Open Studios at my new space, The Otis Street Arts Project. As such, we'll be staying open a little later than the other studios for our Grand Opening Party. 
After the open studio tours, we'll dim the lights, relax, and listen to DJ NEW spinning some tracks. Help us bring good luck and energy to our endeavor. If you're an artist, we still have space available to rent. If you are a curator, we'd love to talk to you about putting on shows with us. If you've got ideas, share them with us.

The first thing you want to do:
Visit the Gateway Arts District page and get a map
There will also be maps available at participating studios.

Then come out and enjoy the DC area's largest concentration of artists.
Visit the Brentwood Arts Center, the EZ Storage studios, Alan Binstok's Studio, and ArtBar.
Get a coffee at Vigilante or the Waterhole. Grab a vegan snack at Sweet and Natural, or have lunch at Franklins or Busboys and Poets.

But be sure to come visit us in the Artists by the Tracks section, where you will find:

The Otis Street Arts Project
The Washington Glass School
White Point Studio
Orange Door Studios
Blue Door Studios
Blue Fire Studio
Tanglewood Arts

So much to see!

Here's who you will find at Otis Street Arts Project

Sean Hennessey
David Mordini
Gloria Chapa
Hebron Chism 
Matthew Duffy
Alma Selimovic
Scott G. Brooks
Anne Smith

PLUS, we are excited to announce Special Guest Exhibiting Artists Cory Oberndorfer and Jeff Huntington.

See the article in the Washington City Paper
and East City Arts

May 9th
Studio Tours: Noon-5:00
Grand Opening Party 5:00-9:00

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 201712

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Getting to OSAP

1. Drive. We have parking. We're 2 blocks from the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue NE and Eastern Avenue.

2. UberX and Lyft. get the app, add your credit card. It's probably the easiest way.

3. Car2go - Its possible to Car2go within a few blocks. We're a short walk from the DC line

4. Metrobus. Use the Wmata Trip Planner. Enter Mount Rainier Library as your destination. We're a 7 minute walk from there.