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A.R.C.'s Open Studio event, is one of the few opportunities for public access to the center. On November  17,18, and 19 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.

2017 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-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.
      Screening of films; Speakers on refining your craft in the professional acting world.
Pralgos Acting Class Facebook
       Open all three days

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

C-1  Out of Box Theatre :Friday night skits from shows over the years. "COMBAT CLASSES" for the public
      Open Friday Night, and Saturday Only

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 .Aerialist
Friday Night Only
      LED Luminocity Facebook

E-4  Taylor Cox; Contemporary Abstract Painting. New Work.
       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 all three days: on the bench working demonstration

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;

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

K-1   Shane McDonald : Allegorical paintings, figurative images, classes .  New work.
       Wild and loose portraiture in acrylic from a clothed  model.Friday: 8-10PM & Saturday 3PM-5PM
       Open all 3 days.

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

K-2  "Atelier  K-2" :  Allison Doke, Charles Scogins, Shane McDonald, Matthew Craven; Instructor exhibition
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 . 
       2:00 Sunday :Painting demo, and cold  wax and oil ; 2:00 Saturday: Encaustic Hot Wax Painting .Close outs of previous           editions. Sign up for  ongoing Open Studio Classes. Nikk Vlatos Photo Exhibit
       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", "Avengers"
      Open Saturday, and  Sunday

O  & O-1    Shades Textiles:Hand Dyed Textiles by Stacy Michelle, International quilter, artist, author, teacher  & lecturer.
Open all 3 days  

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 Kennesaw State 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.

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2017 Fall Open Studio Event

Friday November 17, 6 PM-10 PM 
(Reception, Art Party opening)
Saturday , November 18, 11 am - 6 PM
Sunday, November 19, 1 PM - 5 PM *
* check listing below for Artists not open Sunday
(The weekend before Thanksgiving)

Free Admission  & Parking


Artists' Market
Ongoing throughout the 43,000 sq ft center

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)

19+ 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:
E-1: Mary Jane Huegel 
  "Atelier K-2" : Instructors Exhibit

Special Events & Demonstrations:
Ongoing through out event

Special Event  Friday Night: "LED Luminocity" E-3
throughout building

Friday night 6:30 - 8:30 PM
from  L.E.D   LUMINOCITY: 
Interactive immersive theater & dance performances.
Renowned pianist George Skaroulis playing selections from
his upcoming new album in E Wing ARC Collective gallery.

Aerial dance / trapeze artist performance by Diego Serna
(trained by Cirque du Soleil); Studio "G". 
World "Body Art" champion effects make up artist Stephanie Anderson painting acrobat Rocco Lapaire. Studio "G"

Fire Art Performance: Courtyard

Out of Box Theatre C-1
Come have some fun!!
Stage "COMBAT CLASSES" for the public
Friday night  the Theatre opens its doors, sharing skits including some
from  shows over the years.

Special Event:
Artists' " Atelier, K-2 ":  Showcasing Instructors work:
Allison Doke, Charles Scogins, Shane McDonald, Matthew Craven

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

Special Event:
Helen DeRamus Studio ( L-1) will present a special exhibit of the work of
Memphis photographer, Nikki Vlatos. Nikki’s black and white photographs come from a very personal point of view as she captures her immediate surroundings concentrating on the beauty and mystery of the organic world. She observes that world close-up using her camera and
smart phone  to view the essence of her subjects. Nikki will be present through the weekend to talk about her process.

Special Event:
A male model will be posed as costumed caballero in Studio K-1
( Shane McDonalds studio) on Sunday,
(Starts at 4 PM- the last hour of the Artisan Resource
Center's Open House event.)
FREE Admittance one-time special as people tour
the last hour of the Artisan Resource Center Open House!
Bring your own drawing/painting materials.
Easels, drawing boards, tables of various heights, chairs,
and light refreshments during breaks will be provided.

Must check  DETAILS for participation


Flame-Worked Glass 
Ongoing; Beads by Design ; Studio "L"

Cold  Wax and Oil Painting
2:00 Sunday Helen Deramus' Studio "L1"

Encaustic Hot Wax Painting
2:00 Saturday Helen Deramus' Studio "L-1"

Wild and loose portraiture in acrylic from a clothed  model
Friday: 8-10PM & Saturday 3PM-5PM: Studio K-1 Shane McDonald

Palette Knife Painting with Oils
3:30 Saturday and Sunday: Studio E-1 Mary Jane Huegel  

Screenings; Speakers to discuss various acting styles;
Monologue assessment
Friday, Rob Pralgos Studio:  A-1

Working on the bench- Jewelry Making
Throughout event: Dana Ruth : G-1

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

New Artist: Studio E-1-Mary Jane Huegel
This page is updated often-Please check back!
Atelier K-2: Matthew Craven Sculpture and paintingsAtelier K-2: Shane McDonald Pastel and paintingsAtelier K-2: Charles Scogins, PaintingsAtelier K-2: Allison Doke, Abstracts, and new work
New: Atelier K-2: Matthew Craven, Shane McDonald, Charles Scogins, Allison Doke,
Special Events:LED Fire Dancers; Andre Freitas Special Effects; Helen Deramus Presents Photography Exhibit: Nikki Vlatos
NEW:Mary Jane Huegel
LED Performance Art Fire DancersAFX:Special Effects Artist Andre Freitas Opens his studio Saturday and SundayMarus Ryan: International Photography Travel Series ExhibitHelen Deramus Presents Photography Exhibit featuring Nikki Vlatos
"TUSCANY" by Mary Jane Huegel