This Saturday, you can tune in LIVE from 11am – 5pm for the 2020 VIRTUAL Gateway Open Studio Tour! This is your chance to go behind the scenes with some of your favorite local artists and watch LIVE demos from the comfort of your own couch. How lovely! Notice some art that would look lovely in your home? Then get to buying that lovely new piece and support our local artists in the process!
Read on for the full press release on this great virtual event happening Saturday, August 22nd from 11am – 5pm.
2020 Gateway Open Studio Tour
The Collective of Gateway Arts District: Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, Hyattsville CDC, Red Dirt Studio, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and Portico Gallery and Studios are pleased to announce the first Virtual Gateway Open Studio Tour (VOST).
For 15 years the coordinators of the Gateway Open Studios Tour have invited visitors to the studios of visual artists, galleries and art centers located throughout the Gateway Arts District.
This year, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have cancelled the face-to-face tour and replaced it with a virtual tour. Join The Collective, with world renowned Jazz pianist Marcus Johnson, and the Gateway performance and visual artists on Saturday, August 22, 2020, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, at GatewayOpenStudios.org. The tour will open with a performance of We Shall Overcome, composed and performed by Joseph Joubert, musical Director of Motown the Musical.
Celebrate the Arts
We hope our first ever online tour will continue the celebration of the visual arts and creative process, and offer a look behind the scenes into the life of participating artists. Visitors will be able to enjoy entertainment from our performance artists, and purchase high quality, handmade artwork from websites and online shops as well.
In addition, there will be live panel discussions, streams of visual art, and performances on the Gateway ArtBeat Stage, including the following panels: How COVID-19 Impacted You and Your Art: The Pros & Cons: Black Lives Matter Movement & It’s Impact on Black Artists Living and Working in the Gateway Arts District; and Marcus Johnson Presents FLO… (For the Love Of), his audiobook; Visual artists from Gateway CDC Studios, Red Dirt Studio, Portico Gallery and Studios and Otis Street Arts Project will share live streams, and the Artists’ Loft will share live performances and Visual art. The Gateway ArtBeat Stage will also be streamed live on the Zoom webinar platform. Registration is required to enter the live platform. (Gateway ArtBeat Stage)
Support Our Local Artists
Don’t miss this opportunity to support the special artists who have come together to share their work with you in a unique manner. Let them know that you support their work, their art, and their lives. Together we can rise, while we lift the wings of our arts community by visiting the first Virtual Gateway Open Studio Tour.