The 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program awards West Philadelphia artists 1 year of free studio space at 40th & Chestnut Sts. In exchange, residents share their talents within West Philadelphia by leading workshops, teaching classes, exhibiting, etc. Founded by artist Edward M. Epstein in 2003 and managed by Gina Renzi since 2008, we address the need for studio space in West Philadelphia, assist artists with career development, and make the 40th Street area a nexus for visual arts.
Studio Tours on October 10-11, 2009 This October, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists is pleased to bring you the 10th Annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. Join over 300 professional visual artists, local businesses, arts organizations and galleries to celebrate 10 years of studio art! Artists and event partners in every neighborhood from Chestnut Hill to South Philly will open their doors free to the public in the largest event of its kind in Philadelphia.
This year, the Open Studio Tours is happy to feature the following artists in West Philly: Maria Anasazi, Katie Baldwin,Sibylla Benatova,Dana Bernard,Richard Boutwell, Anne Canfield,Salvatore Cerceo,Genevieve Coutroubis,Vinson Houston, John Karpinski,Jill Katz,Kara LaFleur, Claudia Mills, Brenna K. Murphy, Amy Orr, PennDesign,Philadelphia Traction Co.,Joanna S Quigley,Glen Sacks,Rai del Noce Senior,Kim Senior, Tremain Smith,Jacques-Jean Tiziou, Jacqueline Unanue, John Woodin
Visit philaopenstudios.org for detailed information about participating artists, community partners, and a schedule of events.