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Arlington Open Studios 2012 – the best yet!

Thanks to everyone who made Arlington Open Studios 2012 the best yet – Artists, Visitors, Volunteers, everybody – we can’t do it without you!

We heard so many great comments this year about the quality & variety of our artists and awesome musicians, the delicious food from our friends at Arlington’s flora restaurant , and the happy, fun, community vibe and spirit of the whole weekend.

Here’s a few of our favorite photos from the weekend:

~ Howard Lizotte’s encaustic paintings and Gloria Jewel Leitner’s photographs made the Atrium pop with vibrant color.

~ The Wicked Pickers performing their unique blend of jazz/swing/bluegrass & country music… a great sound and a fun soundtrack for Open Studios on Saturday!

~ Grace Schust (far left) came all the way from New Hampshire to participate in AOS. The paint on her brand new piece, “Surfacing,” was still drying the night before Open Studios!

~ Viewing all that artwork makes you hungry! Luckily, Arlington’s flora restaurant was on the scene, with Bob Sargent’s legendary flora faire!

~ The lovely Eileen deRosas with her beautiful ceramics. The next day, Eileen was off to Viet Nam for an artist residency – congratulations Eileen!

~ Batik artist Leora Mallach explaining the batik process to some Arlington Open Studios visitors.

~ A vibrant, seasonal display of pumpkin artwork by Lisa O’Connell.

~ Everyone got into the art-making act in our “Big Draw” room, joining up with “The Big Draw” Festival, celebrating drawing around the world with events all through October.

~ Arlington’s favorite Greek potter, Mike Stratatkis gave entertaining pottery wheel demos in the Gibbs Gallery. Does Mike look familiar? Maybe you know him from his “day job,” running My Brother’s Place Pizza on Broadway in Arlington!

~ The next big ceramics artist…! This little gal had a blast at Arlington Open Studios!

There’s more!

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