North Coast Open Studios Returns for a Second Weekend
After a two year hiatus, North Coast Open Studios has returned with nearly 100 artists opening their studios from Loleta to Trinidad and east to Blue Lake.
A DreamMaker project of the Ink People Center for the Arts, North Coast Open Studios is one of a number of community projects and events that were forced into an involuntary break, but both artists and art fans are thrilled to see the return of the 22-year tradition.
“During the first weekend of the event, it was so nice to see both artists and fellow art fans, whose faces we haven’t seen in three years,” says NCOS coordinator and participating artist, Monica Topping. “We’ve all been watching the pandemic numbers and decided to let each individual artist choose for their own space whether or not to require masks, and everyone is just so excited to have this event back, that they’re happy to follow the lead of the artists they’re visiting.”
North Coast Open Studios weekend two takes place this Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Guidebooks are available throughout the community, including grocery, hardware, and art stores, and an interactive map on the event website lets visitors find studios that are wheelchair accessible.
More information on North Coast Open Studios is available at www.northcoastopenstudios.com and by calling the Ink People at (707) 442-8413. The event is on Facebook at North Coast Open Studios and Instagram at ncopenstudios. Social media outlets include any changes to artist listings throughout the event, including cancellations and additions.