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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  16th,17th, and 18th,  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.

2018 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE: (Updated  frequently)
(link to artists found at: )

Final hours posted for each Studio on Nov 15 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.
   Pralgos Acting Class Facebook
       Open all three days

A-1    Kurt Yu Photography
        Open all 3 days.

C-1  Out of Box Theatre :Friday night Caberet & skits
Saturday Noon - 4:Short plays and readings from original scripts by the Out of Box Crew:
      Open Friday Night, and Saturday afternoon Only

C-3  LED Luminocity ; Set Design and Special Effects Production Services including  performance Art and entertainment: Dance,  Fire Performers,        Aerialists .Friday Night Only
      LED Luminocity Facebook

E    Tonya Leach ;P and L Handwovens: Handwoven textiles-weaving demonstrations throughout nthe event
Open all three days

E-1  Mary Jane Huegel: Expressionist Paintings; Collaborative Duel paintings with Taylor Cox, given as door prize from drawing at end of event

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

E-3 Sylvia Avilia Molina- Mono-Prints, Fine Artist,  figurative images. Open all three days

E-4  Taylor Cox; Contemporary Abstract Painting. New Work. Collaborative Duel paintings with Mary Jane Huegel, given as prize from drawing
       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 ;"Shields of Protection"
        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-2   By Design & Associates- Graphic design,
      Open Friday night and Saturday

K-1   Shane McDonald : Allegorical paintings, figurative images, classes .  New work.
       Live Portraiture in Oil demonstration from a clothed  model.
       Open all 3 days.

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

K-2  "Atelier  K-2" :  Allison Doke, Shannon Meadows; Instructor exhibition
Open all 3 Days

L      Beads By Design : 20th ANNIVERSARY-Flame worked  beads, Jewelry, flame worked glass, classes, hand  crafted jewelry. Demos,
       Open all 3 days.

L-1   Helen DeRamus: Bold textural and abstract Oil paintings. 
       Close outs of previous  editions. Sign up for ongoing Open Studio Classes. "It's All About Color" exhibit
       Open All 3 days.  

M    Erin Henry:  Contemporary artist composing a narrative in an expressive and slightly surrealistic way, with  inspiration from nature,           the human figure, and  with a sense of ambiguity.

M     Laurie Henry:  Bright Expressionist oil paintings of boats, pets, wildlife and still life.
Open all three 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 for tour

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



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.

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.
2018 Fall Open Studio Event

Friday November 16, 6 PM-10 PM 
( Art Party, Reception opening)
Saturday , November 17, 11 am - 6 PM
Sunday, November 18, 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
New releases, and some close-outs!
(see participating artists details in listings below)

24+ 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,
Special Effects, Theatre, Movie sets

Welcome New Artists:

Erin Henry: Contemporary Abstract Paintings
Laurie Henry: Seascapes, Still life Paintings
Tonya Leach: P and L Handwovens Weaving, Textile Fiber Arts
  "Atelier K-2" : Shannon Meadows, Paintings

Special Events & Demonstrations:
Ongoing through out event

Out of Box Theatre C-1
Free Performances!
Friday night the Theatre opens its' doors
to the public with free
Caberet skits.
Saturday, Noon - 4:
Short plays and readings from original scripts by the Out of Box Crew

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

Special Exhibition: "It's All About Color"
Helen DeRamus' Studio L-1

Four artists will be featured in Helen DeRamus Studio during Open House:
Lyn DeRamus, photographs,
Irene Bernhardt, Angie Dachs and Barbara Wilensky, paintings


Flame-Worked Glass 
Ongoing: Beads by Design ; Studio "L"
(20th Anniversary events)

Live portraiture in oils from a clothed  model
Studio K-1 Shane McDonald

Weaving on the Loom
P and L Handwovens, Tonya Leach: Studio E

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

Door Prize
Prizes  of original works; Drawing occurs Sunday.
Taylor Cox  E-4 and  Mary Jane Huegel E-1
2 works created during Open House
Each Artist will start a painting in their own studios, and then
switch canvases to complete the work. This idea came from a recent project
they both worked on where they brought their very distinctive styles
to the canvas for a client.
Door prize: Drop an entry card into the box at either studio
for a chance to win one of these pieces.

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

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