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February 16, 2012




Beacon Open Studios

The art happens here

April 28-29, 2012


Beacon Open Studios is now in its fourth year—and growing. This free, city-wide art event invites the public into local artists’ studios, allowing visitors to chat with artists, view past and current works-in-progress, and get an up-close look at the spaces in which they create. This year’s Beacon Open Studios is scheduled for the weekend of April 28-29, 2012. Participating artists include nationally and internationally exhibited names as well as those who will be showing their work for the first time.


One of the things that makes Beacon Open Studios unique is that we make an effort to help artists who have their work spaces in their homes or other private spaces not suitable for public access find a more public site to show their recent works. In response to this dilemma, we are very excited to announce the re-emergence of Truck City, a pop-up open studio site. Artists participating in Truck City will be renting moving trucks and creating their own galleries or installations on wheels. Trucks will be parked together outside of Spire Studios, 45 Beekman St. for visitors to wander through at their leisure during Open Studios hours.



Visitors to Beacon on Open Studios weekend should begin their self-guided tour at

Hudson Beach Glass located at 162 Main St. Their upstairs gallery is host to the Kickoff Exhibition featuring a single work from each of the participating artists. There, visitors can pick up a Beacon Open Studios catalog which includes a map to the studios all over town. Hudson Beach Glass is also the location of the Kickoff Party on Friday April 17th from 7-10pm. The Kickoff Party is open to the public. The Kickoff Show opens on April 14th and runs through April 30th, open daily 10am-6pm.


Beacon is a burgeoning art destination. Last year’s event featured more than eighty local artists and artisans, making it the largest event of its kind in the Hudson Valley.


Beacon Open Studios is open to artists who live or work in Beacon, NY. Artists interested in participating have until March 31st to sign up. Download forms and get more information at



Saturday April 14th Kickoff Show open at Hudson Beach Glass 162 Main St.

Friday April 27thrd   Kickoff Party 7-10pm at Hudson Beach Glass 162 Main St.

Saturday & Sunday April 28-29th studios are open all over town from noon-6pm


Beacon Open Studios is made possible with the support of the Beacon Arts Community Association and by a grant from the Dutchess County Arts Council. 

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