INGLEWOOD – Inglewood Open Studios (IOS) is thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated return of its signature art walk event: an annual tour of artists’ private workspaces where the community is invited to an intimate showcase of local art works and festival of artist-organized workshops, discourse and performances.
Known as the seminal public art event in Inglewood, this year’s art walk promises to be bigger than ever. During its three-year hiatus, IOS proudly acquired nonprofit status, enabling them to dream more and do more for the community they serve.
The event will kick off with an opening reception featuring all participating art walk artists at Residency Art Gallery on Friday, November 11th from 4-7 PM, followed by the self-guided art walk tour on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th from 12-5 PM (both days).
The art walk will lead guests through an exploratory excursion of the city, with suggested stopping points at participating artist studios, art galleries, arts organizations and many other creative spaces throughout Inglewood.
New to the event this year, IOS is pleased to announce an impressive program of video and digital art at the city’s iconic Miracle Theater. The program includes a screening by groundbreaking Inglewood video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins who mounted his first major retrospective exhibition, “Without Your Interpretation,” at the Hammer Museum earlier this year.
Visitors of the art walk will be able to enjoy visual art created in all types of media: drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, printmaking, installation, video and performance. In fact, this year’s event will feature the most participating artists in the 14 year history of IOS!
Deb Adams-Wells, Adrienne Adar, Nick Agid, Kylie Ames, Susan Amorde, Aires Arch*, Milena Bice, Amy Bouse, Adwin-David Brown*, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Ericka Chapman, Luisa Cohrs, Cassidy Cole, Michael Cormier*, Angie Crabtree, Joyce Dallal, Angela Davis*, Jenai Davis*, Tony de los Reyes, Godeleine de Rosamel, Jeanne Dunn, Martin Durazo, David Eddington, Jenny Eisenpresser, Fern Espinosa, Catherine Fairbanks, Jesus Max Ferrandez, Charles Fine, Renée A. Fox, Jorge Gomez*, Zeal Harris*, Nancy Ivanhoe, Ulysses Jenkins*, Elisa Johns, Jeremy Kidd*, Aura Kuperberg, Kwanzaa*, Helen Lessick*, Debbie Lockie*, Stuart Marcus, Michael Massenburg, Chris Mercier, Jeff Miller, David Newcombe, Melanie Newcombe, Imani Nicole*, AJ Nielsen, Marie-Jose Njoku-Obi*, Da Aie Park, David Peters, Minna Philips, Toni Reinis, Matthias Reinmuth*, Peter Rice, Megan Riera, Joan Robey, Rachel Roske*, Dan Rothman* & Halina Kleim*, Anne Marie Rousseau & Joan Rousseau, David Russell*, Emily Silver*, Ernie Steiner, Gay Summer Rick, Holly Tempo*, Shirley Tse, Laurie Tsou*, Ginger Van Hook, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth*, Naima White, Sea Zeda & Michelle Lea Tift and Rodd Zinberg
*Participants whose work will be showcased virtually or at a host location
Various locations will also host events such as workshops, talks, performances and family-friendly activities that even the kids will enjoy. All locations will be listed on printed flyers with detailed tour maps including a QR code to access a dedicated online art walk experience hosted at inglewoodopenstudios.org. Flyers and maps will be available at every tour location.
AERO Collective, D2 Art, Exceptional Children’s Foundation Art Centers,
Edward Cella Art & Architecture @ Himalaya Club, Residency Art Gallery,
SoLA Contemporary @ Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen, St. Mary’s Academy with La Brea Heights
Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, The Miracle Theater and
Judith and Thomas L. Beckman YOLA Center
“The board and artists are all energized by the return of the art walk, it’s on a whole other level this year,” says Renée Fox, IOS President and Co-Founder. “It’s so vital that we’re bringing back a recurring opportunity for artists to connect with each other and that we’re both sharing and contributing to community pride in Inglewood’s historic and newly rediscovered arts scene.”
The IOS art walk is free to the public and includes free bus transportation between tour locations, generously sponsored by the City of Inglewood. For more information about the event, please visit inglewoodopenstudios.org.