Open Studios

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Cambridge Arts Open Studios 
SEPT. 29 & 30 | 12 - 6 PM each day
One vibrant weekend across Cambridge

Join us for the 10th annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios! Cambridge Arts Open Studios is a city-wide event that celebrates the creative work of visual and performing artists in Cambridge. Join us for a chance to visit 149 artists in their studios and group exhibitions in Common Venues throughout the city. See all the creativity that is Cambridge!

Download our 2018 Open Studios Brochure  and check out our interactive Open Studios 2018 Map to learn more and plan your weekend. You can also find more information on our “For Visitors” page.

2018 Cambridge Arts Open Studios Special Events

Women in Cambridge: Cambridge Arts Open Studios - Art Talk
September 24, 2018 at 6pm 
Gallery 344, City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Second Floor 

Cambridge Arts and the Cambridge Women’s Commission are excited to co-sponsor September’s Women in Cambridge. Join us for an artistic evening of socializing, snacking, and networking amongst the art at Gallery 344 in the City Hall Annex.  We will learn about Cambridge’s vibrant Open Studios events happening this fall, hear from some of the participating artists, and learn about other imaginative and creative initiatives happening locally.

Women in Cambridge is a dynamic, friendly and welcoming group of over 1000 professional women who meet monthly to socialize and network in Cambridge. At each event, we pair a great Cambridge restaurant/retail business/public space and a local service professional or organization, with an emphasis on women-owned and women-led businesses or organizations. We hear a little bit from our featured speakers and leave plenty of time for relaxed conversation

Cambridge Arts Open Studios Preview Party and Group Exhibition 

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6pm 
Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell Street 

Kick off the Open Studios weekend by joining us for the Open Studios Launch Party. Meet the Open Studios artists and get a preview of the work you can see throughout the weekend at this group exhibition featuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. Free and open to all! Can’t make it to the party? The exhibit will be on view throughout the Open Studios weekend.

Cambridge Arts Open Studios Artist Reception and Artist Showcase 
Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6pm 
Showcase On View: September 14 – October 4, 2018 
Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street 

The Gallery at the Multicultural Arts Center will feature a three-week showcase exhibition of many of the Cambridge Arts Open Studios artists. Celebrate a successful Cambridge Arts Open Studios weekend, swap stories with fellow artists, and re-visit the showcase exhibit during the Artist Reception hosted at the Multicultural Arts Center's Gallery.

Community Workshop: Watercolor Painting with Diane Charyk Norris 

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10am - 11:30am
Lesley Art + Design at the Lunder Arts Center | 1801 Massachusetts Ave | Porter Square, Cambridge

Lesley Art + Design, through the generous support of the Alexander Fund for Watercolors, is very pleased to co-host a hands-on watercolor workshop led by Cambridge artist Diane C Norris in partnership with the 2018 Cambridge Arts Open Studios.  The workshop is free and open to the public ages 14+ and LA+D undergraduate students.  Space is limited.  RSVPs are requested by Wednesday, September 26th. Please RSVP here: https://caoswatercolorworkshop.eventbrite.com 

Listen to an Interview with Julie Barry, Director of Community Arts as she talks about Cambridge Open Studios with CCTV journalist Siobhan Bredin.


2018 Open Studios Sponsors

Boston PropertiesClark, Hunt, Ahern, & Embry

WorkbarHarding HouseIrving House

GravestarCambridge Art AssociationMaud Morgan Arts

Trinity Property Management, Inc.Lesley Art + DesignMulticultural Arts Center

CambridgeSideCambridge Community CenterTrader Joe's

Whole Foods MarketCambridge Brewing Co.Cadbury Commons

NOCA ArtsBhoomi Art and MusicRedfin

Cambridge SpiritsIce Cream Factory Lofts90.0 WBUR

CCTVArtscopeScout Magazines

Area FourArtsBoston

Support Cambridge Arts Open Studios!

Become engaged in this exciting project and collaborative with us. Your support will help sustain a long time Cambridge tradition and will provide a unique opportunity to build relationships, foster creativity and connect with your community. We hope that you will consider becoming involved with this inspiring community initiative. Learn more about sponsoring Open Studios.