Cambridge Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios

Photo by Cambridge Open Studios

About Cambridge Open Studios

By Mara Littman, Cambridge Arts Council

With just three short words – Cambridge Open Studios – my mind dances with anticipation.

Cambridge Arts Council

Photo by Cambridge Open Studios

A key objective of the Cambridge Arts Council, as a producer, funder, advocate and go-to resource for the arts, is to create opportunities for engagement in the arts.

Simply put, the Cambridge Arts Council is about being open to art in all of its forms and disciplines.

Most of us live and work behind closed doors, but during Open Studios these doors are flung wide open. We are invited to cross the threshold and enter into the world of art and meet neighbors and artists who create this work.

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You might walk into someone’s home, workspace or Cambridge Open Studiosa “common venue” where a group of artists are showing their work.

Once there, you may find yourself munching on cookies and sipping lemonade, kindly offered by the artist.

As you experience the art, just imagine that when the Open Studio signs are not posted on their doors, the artists conjure something akin to alchemy here – art.

Thoughts and ideas are transformed into a painting, sculpture, poem, photo, film, fabric or any myriad of imaginable and sometimes unimaginable forms.

By walking in that studio door, you get to behold this creation momentarily. Even better, you might decide to buy it, make it your own and have it be a part of your world.

In addition to the hundreds of studios and common venues included in the Cambridge Open Studio weekends, check out the city’s collection of over 200 site-responsive Public Artworks located in parks, plazas and other public spaces that you can see in your travels to the studios. For more Cambridge events click here!