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Tanglefoot hosts 21st annual open studio sale

A group of artists at Tanglefoot studio will be hosting an open studio sale.
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Participating Artists

Participating artists include:

Carlos Aceves

Tommy Allen

Jeff Condon

Elaine Dalcher

Alynn Guerra

Nikki Wall

 

Tanglefoot is located at 314 Straight SW and the event will take place Friday, November 16 from 5-10 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 from 12-5 p.m.

"Resiliency" by Alynn Guerra

"Resiliency" by Alynn Guerra /Tommy Allen

"Unmendable" by Carlos Aceves

"Unmendable" by Carlos Aceves /Tommy Allen

The artists at Tanglefoot on Straight St SW will be hosting their 21st Open Studio Sale on Friday, November 16 and Sunday, November 18. The event will provide the public with an opportunity not only to see and potentially purchase a variety of diverse original artwork, but also to meet and speak with the six participating artists in their studio spaces. 

The Open Studio Sale has largely been an annual tradition for the studios at Tanglefoot. The event has only been skipped a few times out of the quarter decade the studio has been functioning. 

The event allows visitors to see art from a different perspective.

“With ArtPrize you’re either in a gallery or a business, but there aren’t any opportunities to actually in be an artist’s studio,” says Tanglefoot artist Tommy Allen. “This will provide that. It’s an opportunity to take someone’s work home with you.”

There are six artists offering their work and their spaces for the event.

“We’re a really diverse group of artists in this building,” Allen continues, “from the work we produce  to us as people. I’m really excited to see a lot of the work in person. We all bring something unique to the show.”

In a similar vein to ArtPrize, part of the goal with this event is to make art seem more accessible to the general public.

“It’s a very casual event,” says Allen. “It’s in a warehouse. Art can be very limiting to some people, whether it’s that you don’t want to go to the symphony because you don’t want to dress up or something else. But this is a very casual event for people to come out and see some new artwork.”

Allen says the work changes dramatically between the events from year to year.

“It’s different every year. So when you see something you like, it really is a limited time thing,” Allen stresses. “The great thing about this event is you can either come Friday night when there will be a really great energy, or if you prefer you can come Sunday, which will be a lot calmer. And that way if you like a piece, but aren’t sure, you can come back and spend some more time with it Sunday. Although things do tend to sell quickly, since it is just once a year.”

The 21st Open Studio Sale will be taking place both on Friday, November 16 from 5-10 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 from 12-5 p.m. at Tanglefoot.

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