It’s time to open the doors, let the fresh air in, and welcome visitors to the artist enclave at 2060-2070 E. 54th St. SoBro Arts will be having an open studio tour on Saturday May 31st. This event is free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Parking is on-site, in the lot in between the two buildings. SoBro Arts is a self-promoted group of artists located in a mixed-use business center on East 54th Street (south of Broad Ripple, and east of the Monon Trail near Keystone Ave). Because it’s
It’s time to open the doors, let the fresh air in, and welcome visitors to the artist enclave at 2060-2070 E. 54th St. SoBro Arts will be having an open studio tour on Saturday May 31st. This event is free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Parking is on-site, in the lot in between the two buildings. SoBro Arts is a self-promoted group of artists located in a mixed-use business center on East 54th Street (south of Broad Ripple, and east of the Monon Trail near Keystone Ave). Because it’s slightly off-the-beaten-path, SoBro Arts is not on the routine art circuits in Indy, like IDADA’s First Friday, or the Broad Ripple Gallery Tour. But the fact is…artists are working hard here, and the buildings make AMAZING art studios! The architectural saw tooth rooflines create spacious gabled ceilings inside, with large windows letting in tons of natural light. The SoBro studio tour is a great opportunity to get a glimpse inside these artists’ work spaces. On the outside, the buildings look indistinguishable; behind the doors, each studio contains unique style and talent. (Side note: SoBro Arts is a grass-root collective, the studio tour is an independent endeavor, not associated with the property owners, 54th St. LLC. The artist tenants at 2060-2070 have joined together to open their studios to the public, and have volunteered to coordinate this event.) Meet the Artists The event will feature a variety of work including paintings, fiber, mixed media, ceramics, and photography, by 15+ artists who have made a name for themselves in Indy and beyond. Just by nature of their studio location, these artists keep somewhat of a low-profile, and are typically only open by appointment; however they are all active professionals in the community as working artists and educators. This is a great chance to meet the SoBro artists and take a peek inside their creative work space. Visitors can talk with the artists about their work, purchase art, and inquire about commissions or classes. Find custom handmade tile at Zech clay studio, painted mural services in Steve Paddack’s studio, and check into Art Lab’s upcoming summer classes. Take a look inside the colorful and eclectic studio/salon of Shiva Saghafi. And stop by Seed & Star, the shared studio of mixed media artist Sofiya Inger, photographer Emily Schwank, and painters Kate Oberreich and Grace Kite; and new tenants, Artemesia, is a group of five women oil-painters. Below is a list of the participating artist tenants, their suite number, and the type of work they will be showcasing. Additional guest artists may be participating at some studios.
Building 2060 #3 Lauren Zoll, contemporary art #8 Artemesia: Beth McCormick, Amelia Rose, Kathy Norris, Gayle Gingrich, and Gayle Williams, oil paintings #10 Barbara Zech, ceramic art, handcrafted tile
Building 2070 #3 Seed & Star: Kate Oberreich, paintings; Sofiya Inger, Paintings, soft fabric sculpure, naturally dyed and hand painted silk scarves; Grace Kite, paintings and mixed media #4 Art Lab: Youth Art Classes; Maren Bell, paintings; Jeremy South, pottery #7 Steve Paddack, paintings #10 Shiva Saghafi, paintings, ceramics, and salon
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