Annual West Chelsea Artists Open Studios invites you to a weekend of art

Courtesy of West Chelsea Artists Open Studios.

Be inspired and support local artists at The West Chelsea Artists Open Studios, a self-guided art tour featuring over 40 contemporary artists, which returns for its 13th summer. 

Open and free to the public, this unique event allows art enthusiasts, the community and tourists to meet and engage with local artists, discover emerging talent, and enjoy a weekend exploring the arts.

Some of the participating artists include James Acevedo, Jean Aninha, NYseeART, Joanna Borkowska, Brian Brown, Stella Lillig, Joseph Meloy, Arantxa Ximena Rodriguez (AXR), Annu Yadav and many others. 

“The Public Art Squad Project’s mission and goal is to foster cultural, social and political awareness and change through artistic expression, development and creativity by presenting art related programs and events,” according to the Public Art Squad Project’s website.

The actual tour will take place on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at the West Chelsea Building on 508-526 West 26th Street. Visitors are invited to stop by the information center, located in the building’s lobby, to receive a tour guide map. From there, attendees can freely roam from studio to studio immersing themselves in a creative experience. 

At the Preview Exhibition Reception, the public will be able to meet the artists and preview their work on Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Chelsea Building 12th Penthouse Gallery. 

In this tour, visitors can take a peek at the artists’ private studios, which are only accessible by appointment and discover the talent of the Chelsea artists. Visitors will also be able to purchase art directly from the artist. 

The artworks will include paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media, textiles, prints, collages, street art and others.

The event was organized by Scotto Mycklebust, artist and executive producer and founder of the Public Art Squad Project.