23 artists in Northern Dutchess County will open their studios to visitors on Labor Day weekend (Sept 5,6) for the 2009 Annual Art Studio Views. The bulk of the studios are centered in the vicinity around Rhinebeck and Red Hook (there's a map on the event website and a list of participating artists).
If you're an artist in Beacon, and you're considering participating in the Beacon Open Studios on Sept, 26 & 27, you have through Aug. 31 to register for the lowlow price of $20. After the 31st, the registration fee jumps to $30, but you'll still have until Sept. 10 until registration closes. I am participating, and if you're on the fence, let me vouch for the potential wonderfulness that participating may just bring....A BOS Kickoff party will be held on Friday, Sept 25 from 7-10pm at 460 Main St. (Van Brunt Gallery's old home). Each participating artist will have a piece in a group show on view during the party.