Visit Bronx artists' private studios during the 3rd Annual Mott Haven Open Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 12-6pm. The 3rd Annual is hosted by the Bronx Council on the Arts' new Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays, and all events and trolley shuttles are free and open to the public. Tour maps available soon online at www.bronxarts.org and at all locations on the tour. Info line: 718-401-7866.
The self guided tour starts at 12pm (noon) at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos (718-518-6728, 450 Grand Concourse, near the 2, 4, and 5 trains at the 149 St-Grand Concourse station). The trolley departs on the hour from 12-5pm and shuttles riders to other locations. The 5pm trolley run will collect artists and visitors and return them to Longwood Art Gallery for a celebratory reception, 6-8pm. The 3rd Annual offers a rare opportunity to visit many artists' private studios not ordinarily open to the public; and brings together shows at the Bruckner Gallery, Haven Arts Gallery, LDR Studio Gallery, Sobro 721 Gallery, Synthetic Zero Art Space, and studios at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The Bronx Culture Trolley Saturdays' vehicle is wheelchair accessible; and accessible venues will be marked on tour map.
Special Event Schedule
- 2pm - Chapter One winners Shell Fischer and Jason Michael Martin read at Longwood Art Gallery
- 2-5 m - opening of Mark L Stafford's installation W O R K at the Bronx Blue Bedroom Project
- All day - artists paint outdoors en pleine aire outside 305 East 140th Street
- 6-8pm - 3rd Annual celebratory reception at Longwood Art Gallery