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Mid-City Artists Open Studios Spring Event Set for Weekend of May 19-20

Accompanying images can be viewed in the current issue PDF

By P.L. Wolff

Continuing their twice-yearly event, 27 members of the Mid-City Artists group working in the area east of Dupont Circle, roughly bounded by 17th Street on the west, V Street on the north, 9th Street on the east, and P Street on the south, will be hosting the public on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, between 12 noon and 5 pm.

This always popular event gives enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to visit with the individual artists in their creative environments and to view their works in various media, including oil, acrylic, pastels, collage, sculpture and photography. The tour also allows visitors to observe the artistic process and to see how the artists’ own working spaces are organized to serve their individual creative needs. The tour also can be an opportunity to build one’s own collection from the connections that one can make with these artists, including purchasing from them directly.

As an example of how visiting the studios can create a relationship between artist and buyer, during last spring’s Open Studios event some owners from 16th Street’s Church Place condominium visited artist Miguel Perez Lem’s studio at 14th and T Streets and were so taken with what they saw of his work that they commissioned him to create a custom art installation for their front lobby. One Year later, at the end of April, Paradise, shown here, composed of four photographic panels printed on metal along with a wrought-iron and pebble base was installed.

A complete listing of the participating artists and their studios, with addresses, along with a handy map that can be printed out, is available on the Mid City Artists website, www.midcityartists.com — simply click the orange button link at the top of their home page.