2016 Event
2015  Event
2014  Event
A.R.C.'s Open Studio event, is one of the few opportunities for public access to the center. On November 18, 19, and 20 the artists at the 43,000 sq ft Artisan Resource Center are launching their annual Fall Open Studio event.

ARC houses professional artists and craftsmen in residence working in the fields of  sculpture, portrait painting, photography contemporary painting, screen printing, custom furniture making, ceramics, wood turning, textiles, architecture, wood working, decorative arts, jewelry, graphics, advertising, theatre and film production.

2016 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE: (Updated  frequently)
(link to artists found at: )

Final hours posted for each Studio on Nov 18 and noted if not  participating all 3 days

E-Wing :Gallery ARC Collective . Special event.  If you think you missed a studio- this is the place to explore and pick up a map!
       Work from artists in the center, Maps. Open all 3 days.

A-2   Stan King : craftsman style bird houses & lighting , Story Telling.
        Open all 3 days.
Hand built gift ornaments, craftsman style

C      NEW*Faux Decor; Toby Sanders; Decorative Painted Finishes, Gilding, Stencils, Classes
       Open Friday night only

C-1  Out of Box Theatre :Friday night a Cabaret featuring all the singers from shows over the years, including hits from Evil Dead         The Musical!   Shorts, Singing, Skits. Also pick up tickets for the two Dec shows: 
“Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol”, and the adults only “Santa After Hours"
      Open Friday Night, and Saturday Only.(exception on Sunday is Performance at 3PM-get tickets below)

E    Gail Tribble Art:  Portraiture; Life sketches.
Friday & Saturday only

E-2   Rip Potter Design Studio: Drawings
       Open all three days

E-3  LED Luminocity ; Set Design and Special Effects Production Services. Performance Art and entertainment throughout building: dance, Fire        Performers in the Courtyard at 9PM, performance “moments", and  live body art painting vignettes.Aerialist at 10 PM Studio O
Friday Night Only
      LED Luminocity Facebook

E-4  NEW Taylor Cox; Contemporary Abstract Painting. Observe artist working on new pieces.
       Open Friday and Saturday only

F-1   Glass Graphics: Glass:  Etching  Sandblasting  Filming  Signage;
       Open all 3 days

G-1  Atlanta Art Worx Jewelry Metal Arts Studio - jewelry; metal arts classes and workshops, studio
rental, tools, and supplies .
       Open Friday and Saturday only

G-1 Dana Ruth Designs - Jewelry, Goldsmith, metalsmith, hand-crafted fine jewelry, by me | for you | by hand .
     Open all three days 

G-2   Ehecatl Studio- Vision Bear: Painting, classes; ongoing art  demonstrations ;"Wall of Faces"
        Open all 3 days Facebook link;

H      Marcus Ryan -Hand colored fine art photography  contemporary still life .
       Open Friday night and Saturday only

I       Nick Cook Woodturner: an Atlanta institution, work showcased world wide. Gift items.
      Open all 3 days.

J       Jere Brookshire- Large and small scale architectural sculpture, design, fabrication.
Open Friday night and Saturday

J-1   Pralgo's Acting Classes 
       Actor Rob Pralgo  works the craft in Television, film and commercials,.Recent credits include Taken 3,Fast and Furious 7
Ride Along 2Mena with Tom Cruise ,and Sully with Tom Hanks.
      Work with an experience Actor to learn the craft.
Pralgos Acting Class Facebook
       Open all three days

J-2   By Design & Associates- Graphic design,
       Open All three days

K-1   Shane McDonald : Allegorical paintings, figurative images, classes . Charcoal Portrait Sketches Saturday-$30; Peek at a class with         a Live Model on Sunday afternoon.  New work.
       Open all 3 days.

K-1   Matthew Craven : painter , sculpture , contemporary pottery.
       Open all 3 days.

L      Beads By Design : Flame worked  beads, Jewelry, flame worked glass, classes, hand  crafted jewelry. Demos,
       Open all 3 days.

L-1   Helen Deramus: Bold encaustic paintings,  textural and abstract & also employs the use of silk photographs .  Demonstrations         through out the event, and close outs of previous editions. Sign up for Tuesday morning ongoing Open Studio Classes, and           Abstract Color Theory and Drawing scheduled for January.
       Open All 3 days.  

N    AFX Studios :Tour Saturday.Special Effects, sculpture , masks, Film industry. Producing special effects  for movies and TV series
      including: "Vampire Diaries", "Teen Wolf" series," "Walking Dead", "X Men"  "Captain America 3"
      Open Saturday, and limited Sunday opening

O  & O-1    Shades Textiles:Hand Dyed Textiles by Stacy Michelle, International quilter, artist, author, teacher  & lecturer.
Observe the making of Costumes for Who-Ville  event scheduled at  Poncey Market (Nov 26).Aerialist  silk moth show 10 Pm          Friday, Saturday Sunday  

The Artisan Resource Center is tucked away in a huge 43,000 sq ft warehouse building at 585 Cobb  Parkway S.
ARC has been home to professional artists  since 1986, with  more than 25 studios housed in the center .

585 Cobb Parkway South, 30060,   just south of the South Marietta Parkway loop

contact: 770-423-0049, 404-457-5414


1.     From I-75 use exit 263 at South Marietta Parkway (Hwy 120 Loop South)

2.     Turn West toward Southern Polytech University. (Traveling North on 75, make sure you take the westbound clover leaf.)

3.     Make a left on Wylie Road less than a quarter-mile from I-75.(no light, but has it's own turn lane)

4.     Make a right into the 4th driveway on right ( you'll see a small sign to the Artisan Resource Center.)

5.    Park along the alleyway, or if entering near the Bowling alley-parking is available at the rear of that parking lot as well. Enter Art Center by following directional markers at any open studio door. Be sure to get a brochure  which has a floorplan with studio names from any participating studio, find them in the main hall areas, or E-Wing :Gallery ARC Collective.


From Hwy 41,
From the south:  make a right at the Artisan Resource Center sign, just past McDonalds, and before the Hwy 120 South Marietta Parkway Loop

From the north, we are on the left, about 1 mile south of the Big Chicken, and about one block south of the Hwy 120 South Marietta Parkway Loop.

2016 Fall Open Studio Event

Friday November 18, 6 PM-10 PM 
(Reception, Art Party opening)
Saturday , November 19, 11 am - 6 PM
Sunday, November 20, 1 PM - 5 PM *

(The weekend before Thanksgiving)

Free Admission (exception is Theatre perfomance) & Parking


Artists' Market
Ongoing throughout the 43,000 sq ft center
* check listing below for Artists not open Sunday
One-of-a-kind, limited edition work, and gift items by professional artists.
New releases, and some close-outs!

(see participating artists details in listings below)

20+ Professional artists and craftsmen in residence
open for this event & showing :
Sculpture, Encaustic paintings, Fine Jewelry, Portrait painting, Landscapes , Mono-prints,Contemporary painting, Hand-crafted furniture, Contemporary Pottery, Flame worked Glass, Wood turning, Textiles,
Quilting Arts,Theatre, Movie sets

Welcome New Artists:
"Faux Decor" Toby Sanders" C"
Taylor Cox "E-4"

Special Events & Demonstrations:
Ongoing through out event

Special Event  Friday Night: "LED Luminocity" E-3
throughout building
Interactive, immersive theater and choreographed “moments”  around the halls and property;  dance performance “moments", Performance art .
Fire Dancers in Courtyard  from L.E.D. Entertainment group 9:00 PM

Special Event:

Charcoal Portrait Sketches $30 Saturday
Shane McDonald: Studio K-1


Flame-Worked glass  demos
Beads by Design "L"

Hot Wax Encaustic painting demo and cold  wax and oil at
Helen Deramus' Studio "L1"

Portraiture in Process from clothed  Models
Sunday: K-1 Shane McDonald

Observe classes in progress , Talk with Actors, Artists
Friday Pralgos Acting Class:  J-1
Sunday  Jewelry Making : G-1

Out of Box Theatre C-1

Friday night  the Theatre opens doors to a Cabaret featuring all the singers you have seen from our shows over the years, including  hits from
Evil Dead The Musical!
"NEW WORKS SERIES production: comedy:"Honor the System
Nov 11-20
Theratre performances during Open Studio Event-get tickets!!
Saturday Nov 19, 8PM
Sunday Nov 20, 3PM
Also: Pick up  tickets for  December holiday shows -
"A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultous Acts,"
and the adults only “Santa After Hours."

Special Event Saturday:AFX Studios, N
Special Effects Studio tour, Saturday:
AFX Studios (Walking Dead, Captain America, Civil War, etc)
Artist/Sculptor Andre Freitas

Gallery ARC Collective;
E wing
Artists throughout the center showcase their work-
if you think you missed a studio in the 43,000 square foot facility-this is a place to visit.
Maps to find the studios and samplings of the artists work will be displayed here.
Showcasing Flame-worked Glass, Sculpture, Encaustic paintings, Fine Jewelry, Portrait painting, Landscapes, Contemporary painting, Hand-crafted furniture, Contemporary Pottery,
Wood turnings, Textiles

Pralgo's Acting Classes. Studio J-1Dana Ruth Designs Jewelry 
Studio G-1AFX Special Effect Studio-Open tour Saturday. Possibly Sunday.
Studio N Encaustic painting at  Helen Deramus' Studio "L-1".
Also Special Close Out of  Earlier editionsOut of Box Theatre C-1. Friday night a Cabaret featuring all the singers from our shows over the years, including hits from Evil Dead The Musical! 
"NEW WORKS SERIES production: comedy"Honor the System" : Theatre performances Saturday 8PM; Sunday 3PM Get Tickets!Faux Decor, Toby Sanders; Studio CGlass Graphics (F-1)Shades Hand Dyed Textiles & Quilting Arts (O & O-1)Gail Tribble (E) Sylvia Molina's Studio "C-3", Mono Print Demonstration.Nick Cook Woodturner: Studio "I". Nick initiated the Open Studio event decades ago!Hot Wax Encaustic painting demo and cold wax and oil at
 Helen Deramus' Studio "L1"
.Atlanta Artworx: Jewelery Making Classes . Studio G-1Shane McDonald;K-1. Charcoal Portrait Sketches $30 all Saturday. Observe a Live Model class SundayCraftsman style gift items, lighting, bird houses; Stan King (A-2)Taylor Cox, Contemporary Abstract Painting, Studio E-4
Painting demonstration during eventMatthew Craven, Studio K-1. Contemporary Vessels; Contemporary Abstract PaintingsMarcus Ryan: Studio H
Hand Colored Fine Art PhotographyEhecatl Art, Studio G-2
Art Instruction, 'Wall of Faces"Flame worked items, jewelry;Beads by Design (L). Free Flame Worked Bead from recycled materials to first 10 (each day) that bring in Postmarked Event postcardSylvia Molina;Studio C.
Pastels, Mono Prints, Oil Paintings
Scene and Skits at "Out of Box" Theatre
ARC Gallery, + Performance art by Luminocity
Friday Night: L.E.D. Performance Art Courtyard (from 2015)
Courtyard Fire Dancers from L.E.D. Entertainment group 9:00 PM