Announcing the 14th Annual Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST)

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A Rare Opportunity to Experience a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Artists and their Workspaces.

For a few short days every April, New Yorkers are invited to enter the fascinating world of some of Manhattan’s finest artists. Now in its 14th year, The Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST) is an open invitation to the public to take a free, self-guided tour through artists’ studios in Tribeca. TOAST attendees are able to visit the artists’ studios, view their work and talk to the artists themselves. Those who take the tour will also have the chance to purchase work directly from the artists, helping to support them in the pursuit of their craft.

“We’re excited to offer a true glimpse behind the curtain that exposes where neighborhood artists create, what inspires them and how they do what they do,” said Ruth McLaughlin, treasurer of TOAST and a participating artist. “This is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in an open atmosphere of discussion and artistic enlightenment.” Shawn Washburn, President of TOAST, who has also exhibited at MoMA adds, “With 75 artists, this year’s event offers the public a great opportunity to experience a variety of artistic styles.”

TOAST is a non-profit, artist-run organization whose mission is to empower the working artists of Tribeca, while providing an educational opportunity for the public. TOAST was established to produce the annual open studio tour, and to provide artists in Tribeca a year-round community network. TOAST also promotes the integration of art into the Tribeca community by disseminating art information and organizing events in the community with a network of community organizations and schools. TOAST’s Board of Directors is comprised of 6 members, artists with a wide range of experience in education, publicity, and social service.

About the Studio Tour
Last year, 70 of Tribeca’s finest artists participated in TOAST’s four-day event. This year, the 14th Annual Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour features 75 artists of varying genres and will be held in 33 different buildings in Tribeca. The tour will also take participants through Tribeca art galleries and exhibits, including those at the New York Academy of Art. Previews of the artists, a downloadable tour map and more information can be found at

TOAST: (Same week as Tribeca Film Festival)
Fri., April 23 (5-9pm)
Sat., April 24 (1-6pm)                
Sun., April 25 (1-6pm)                
Mon., April 26 (1-6pm)                

Please check for Tribeca studio locations.


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