Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

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OPEN DOOR ART STUDIO & GALLERY

Empowering Artists Through Creative Expression, Representation, and Community Partnerships

At Open Door Art Studio & Gallery we believe that all artists deserve a creative space where they can develop unique artistic voices and access opportunities afforded through the arts. By providing individualized support, we empower artists to achieve their ambitions through community partnerships, creative expression, and representation.

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Open Door Art Studio & Gallery strives to introduce the artists we represent to community arts organizations and immerse them in the broader arts community. Through demonstrations, discussions, community exhibition opportunities, on-site art-making, organizational partnerships, and touring, our artists not only feel the warmth of their surrounding arts community but also gain a better understanding of the day-to-day of working professionally in the arts.

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Open Door Art Studio & Gallery provides the opportunity for the artists we represent to freely create in a professional art studio space alongside working, community artists. We believe that creativity knows no bounds and that every artist deserves the freedom to discover their own artistic voice. A staff of trained artists serve as Creative Mentors and promote artistic growth through guidance and technique-based instruction.

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Open Door Art Studio & Gallery believes that artists thrive when exposed to opportunities afforded through the arts. Community and in-house exhibition opportunities allow the artists we represent to share their artistic achievements with the greater Columbus community and beyond. In addition to exhibition opportunities, representation by Open Door Art Studio & Gallery provides our artists with maintained artist portfolios, resumes, and ongoing marketing to promote community engagement and increase income potential.

ANIMAL KINGDOM
Exhibition Dates: 1/8 – 2/2
Opening Reception: 1/12, 1-3 PM

Join Open Door for Animal Kingdom, an exhibition featuring creatures big and small. Our artists are wild about the wild, and invite the public to embrace its animal nature for the first ever Open Door artist-curated exhibition!

HORIZONS
Exhibition Dates: 3/10 – 5/4
Opening Reception: 3/10, 5-7 PM

View works of scenic settings that will bring out the sightseer in us all! We’ve sailed oceans, scaled mountains, and strolled through rolling plains to bring an exhibition that is sure to take you to new Horizons.

THIS INSPIRED THAT
Exhibition Dates: 5/12 – 7/6
Opening Reception: 5/12, 5-7 PM

We have opened our doors to creative collaboration! This Inspired That invites selected community artists to hand-pick an Open Door artwork that sparks creative vision. They then use that spark to create a response piece, relating to the original through content, stylization, or subject matter. The two works are displayed side-by-side in an exhibition of artistic admiration.

PRISM
Exhibition Dates: 7/14 – 8/10
Opening Reception: 7/14, 5-7 PM

Prism presents polychromatic pieces that will pique your interest! Join us and take pride in your favorite color with an exhibition that represents every hue in the rainbow.

Call for Entries
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is accepting submissions from community artists for Prism through June 29th, 2018.

SINTERED
Exhibition Dates: 8/18 – 10/12
Opening Reception: 8/18, 5-7 PM

Ceramicists from Open Door and the greater Columbus community warmly invite you to an exhibition of kiln-fired wonders. Sintered, Open Door’s first strictly ceramic exhibition, features molded and thrown works that will take you to a new dimension.

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE ART?
Exhibition Dates: 10/20 – 11/30
Opening Reception: 10/20, 5-7 PM

Are You Afraid of the Art? Pitch Black showcases creepy crawly works dominated by the color black. With pieces featuring black cats, spooky bats, and witches’ hats, there is sure to be something to melt even the coldest of hearts! Coinciding with our annual masquerade event, this is the perfect opportunity to eat, drink and be scary!

Call for Entries
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is accepting submissions from community artists for Are You Afraid of the Art? Pitch Black  through October 5th, 2018.

ITSY BITSY TEENY TINY
Exhibition Dates: 12/8 – 1/4
Opening Reception: 12/8, 5-7 PM

Take out your magnifying glass to find an affordable piece of art for that special someone in your life! Itsy Bitsy Teeny Tiny presents a variety of petite works of art that serve as the perfect gift for the holiday season. What’s more? These tiny pieces have prices to match!

Call for Entries
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is accepting submissions from community artists for Itsy Bitsy Teeny Tiny through November 23rd, 2018.

Help us ensure the arts remain accessible to everyone! Become a sponsor for Open Door Art Studio & Gallery’s 2018 Exhibition Season today!

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is a creative space where artists with developmental disabilities can develop unique, artistic voices and access opportunities afforded through the arts. By providing individualized support, we empower artists to achieve their goals through community partnerships, creative expression, and representation.

By sponsoring an exhibition (view exhibition calendar), you play a key role in ensuring a successful opening night and enhancing the experience of the community and the artists that Open Door represents. Your sponsorship will help cover exhibition-related expenses such as art supplies, promotional materials, and opening reception costs such as food, beverages, and raffle items.

Your generous support will be recognized on all print and digital promotional materials for the exhibition, on our website, and across our social media platforms. Thank you for your support and we are grateful to have such wonderful partners and advocates who believe in our mission.

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is an inspiring and unique space that boasts high ceilings, natural light, and a spacious and open floor plan, capable of accommodating a variety of events.

 

Rental Rates:

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery is available for rent for $100 per hour. Set-up and take-down times must be included in the total duration of the rental. If your organization is considered a non-profit and you upload 501c-3 documentation with your rental agreement, you may deduct 10% from your total rental cost. All rental fees must be paid in full prior to the event. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, or credit card.

Availability & Reservations:

If you are interested in renting the space, please fill out our Availability Form and we will contact you promptly to discuss and confirm the details of your reservation.

Once we have confirmed that your chosen date and time are available, you may complete the Rental Agreement and pay the required deposit to secure your reservation.

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