New Haven's City-Wide Open Studios, Oct. 3-4

A number of clients, friends, and colleagues are participating in New Haven's 12th annual City -Wide Open Studios, presented by artSPACE this weekend Oct. 3-4, 2009 in New Haven, CT and the surrounding areas.

Some familiar participants include (in no particular order): Keith Johnson, Phyllis Crowley, Joan Fitzsimmons, Joe Fucigna, Kehler Liddell Gallery, Tom Peterson, Sara Bouchard and Leslie Kuo, Valerie Richardson, Margaret Roleke, Andrew Hogan, Dorothy Powers. There are other artists whose names I recognize from reading local arts publications, and far more whose names I don't know whose work looks really interesting.

On Friday, Oct. 2, artSPACE will hold a kickoff party for CWOS and reception for Dispersion, the CWOS juried exhibition, from 6-8 pm at 50 Orange St., New Haven. Saturday Oct. 3 open studio hours are from 11 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday Oct. 4, from 11 am to 5 pm.

In addition, local community-sponsored radio station WPKN will be hosting a fundraising art sale event (including a cat by friend Sue Czark).

If you are participating this weekend and want to send me photos of your lil' corner of the event, please send them to lysbeth [at]

Happy lookin'/happy makin',

A few snaps from Saturday:

Phyllis Crowley
© Photo by Mark Savoia

Joan Fitzsimmons
© Photo by Mark Savoia

Keith Johnson (on right)
© Photo by Mark Savoia