Over the past twelve years, City-Wide Open Studios (CWOS) has drawn thousands of visitors to explore New Haven’s neighborhoods while discovering artists, galleries, and the treasures of our city.
City-Wide Open Studios celebrates contemporary art in all its myriad forms, and is undoubtedly Connecticut’s leading visual arts event. Art dealers and curators from the region and beyond have used CWOS as a resource to discover new artists, plan upcoming shows, and buy art. As one of the largest open studios programs in the country, CWOS connects hundreds of local artists with the greater New Haven community — and beyond.
City-Wide Open Studios is a program of Artspace, a Connecticut non-profit organization presenting local and national visual art, providing access, excellence, and education for the benefit of the public and the arts community.
This year’s City-Wide Open Studios promises more interactive demonstrations, exciting events, and the return of the Alternative Space! And in the true spirit of openness and collaboration, we’ve asked a few of our friends to blog about their City-Wide Open Studios experiences. Stay tuned for the introductions.