The City of Glendale is home to dozens of commercial and residential art studios, museums, galleries and creative spaces. October 15th & 16th, 2016 presents a special opportunity for the public to get a behind the scenes look at the city’s rich culture, diversity and creativity; GO-2016, The Glendale Open Studio Tour, is a free 2-day self-guided event which highlights several creative hubs within the city’s boundaries.
Over the free two-day experience, tour-goers will be invited into the mind and space of local artists and gain special access to current exhibits, creative co-working spaces and performing arts studios. Tour maps will be provided by event producers, 11:11 A Creative Collective at Pacific Park Library (501 S. Pacific Ave.) between the hours of 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on both days.
GO-2016 is supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program and produced by San Fernando Valley non-profit organization 11:11 A Creative Collective.
GO-2016 is a unique and insightful experience for all art lovers and visitors to meet a wide variety of artists and craftspeople in their studios, some of which are only open to the general public during this event. Stops will include commercial and residential studios as well as public art throughout the city, including thirteen utility boxes which are part of the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission’s program “Beyond the Box - Utility Box Murals”.
Over a dozen artists will also display their work in an open air art market in the main courtyard at Pacific Park Library.
Visitors will indulge their senses in the beautiful grounds of the Brand Library & Art Center (1601 W Mountain St.) and be able to visit the current exhibit “Brand 44: The 44th Brand Annual National Juried Exhibition”. In its forty-four years, the Annual Juried Exhibition has been one of the preeminent stages upon which thousands of artists from around the country have exhibited their work. The winner of this year’s juried exhibition, Alex Babajanyan will also open up his studio (located at 318 N. Brand Blvd. Unit D) to GO-2016 for a closer look into his process and masterful artwork.
Participating commercial studios include: Cope Studios (926 Western Ave), a 13,000 SF facility that houses 38 diverse artists in all mediums and housing all scopes of creativity ranging from painting, sculpting, and drawing to animation and illustration as well as puppeteers, prop makers, writers, and costumers.
Community Woodshop and Molten Metal Works (located at 3617 San Fernando Rd.) will provide tour goers with the opportunity to learn about workshops where they can create their own furniture and artwork. Michael Egede-Nissen (431 E. Mountain St.); a precisionist painter who explores the iconography of the industrial aesthetic will also be opening up his residential studio.
Additional stops in the tour include MONA, Creative Lounge, GEO Gallery, Tufenkian Fine Arts, Armenian Arts, Roslin Art Gallery, & The Hummingbird Conservatory for the Arts, amongst many more.
Visit www.gostudiotour.com for updates, videos, pictures, and to reserve free tickets for access to the tour map. Those who reserve tickets will also be entered into a raffle with prizes that include an original lithograph from Glendale artist Water Kerner valued at $2,500, tickets to the Alex Theater, Art Swag bags and more!
About 11:11 A San Fernando Valley Arts Collective
The event coordinators, 11:11 A Creative Collective, a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2009 have been the force behind San Fernando Valley’s growing presence in the Los Angeles art community, spearheading other art-centered events in the San Fernando Valley and spreading word throughout the city that “The Valley” is an artistic force to be recognized. 11:11 A Creative Collective’s mission is to provide a collaborative and educational multidisciplinary environment for artists and the public.