New York, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2011
For a few short days every spring, New Yorkers are invited to enter the fascinating world of some of Manhattan’s finest artists. Now in its 15th 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 artistic atmosphere of discussion and enlightenment.” Shawn Washburn, President of TOAST adds, “This is our largest art walk ever, with almost a 100 artists participating this year. The 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 7 members, artists with a wide range of experience in education, publicity, and social service.
About the Studio Tour
Last year, 80 of TriBeCa’s finest artists participated in TOAST’s four-day event. This year, the 15th Annual TriBeCa Open Artist Studio Tour features approximately a 100 artists of varying genres and will be held in 36 different buildings in TriBeCa. Previews of the artists, a downloadable tour map and more information can be found at http://www.toastartwalk.com
Fri., April 29 (6-9pm)
Sat., April 30 (1-6pm)
Sun., May 1 (1-6pm)
Mon., May 2 (1-6pm)