The 2020 Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival this August will include the second annual Carson City Open Studios Tour on Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at multiple studios throughout Carson City. This admission-free, contemporary cultural event will showcase about 30 local artists, presenting a wide variety of exceptional visual art and art demonstrations, from painting, sculpture, and 3D art to jewelry and photography, in about a dozen individual and shared studio spaces.
“At this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are planning cautiously,” said OST Team member Karen Kreyeski. Several outdoor as well as indoor studio spaces are under consideration that will put visitors at ease and meet evolving guidelines. One exciting location, new this year, is the barn at River Bottom Ranch in eastern Carson City. This venue, owned by artist Maggie Stillwell and her husband Denny, can house up to eight artists in individual spaces.
A list of artists with a map of studio locations will be available at the various studios, as well as a couple of weeks in advance at Nevada Artists Association Art Gallery and Carson City Visitors Bureau. Stay tuned for more information about the participating artists. For more information, call or text 775-313-8628, or email CCOpenStudio@gmail.com.
The Open Studios Tour art event is presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Association as part of the 17th annual Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival and is supported in part by grants from the Carson City Cultural Commission, the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and private donations.