51 artists welcome the public to explore their studios virtually on October 10, 11, 17, 18
COVID-19 threw us a curve ball this year. What has been for 22 years an in-studio person to person experience couldn't happen because of the pandemic risks.
We didn't want to leave our artists or our loyal visitors hanging, so we've adapted our tour to be virtual this year.
What does that mean?
51 artists will offer a live, interactive talk on instagram during the two weekends of the event. You'll be able to visit with your favorite artists - asking questions and watching process -- almost as if you were in the studio physically.
90 artists will open their websites with special Portland Open Studios sales. You can still buy from and support your local artists. This year, that's more important than ever.
SO HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS AND #INVITEARTIN?
*Watch their live talk (the schedule will be on our web page soon)
*Shop their sales
*Support your local artists - attend their live virtual talks online, and shop their sales! They are your local businesses, and they will thrive with your attention.
*Some artists will be offering virtual preview shows on zoom - check those out!
*Host a zoom party, inviting your friends to watch your favorite artists at work virtually during their live talks
*Check out our YouTube playlists the night before the event - each of our 50 live artists will have created a three-minute video, so you can get to know them.