Screw Factory Artists Open Their Studios
The Screw Factory Artist Studios are preparing for the 5th annual holiday open studio. It will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 12pm-7pm. This event began in 2008 with ten participating artists and brought in around 500 visitors. Five years later the event boasts over forty participating artists and over 3,000 visitors. As most of the converted industrial artist spaces in Northeast Ohio are located in Cleveland itself, this building is unique in its location n the “Bird Town” neighborhood of Lakewood, Ohio. It represents the largest cluster of artists in the city.
Work will be for sale in various studios some of which will house visiting artists’ work as well. You can also get a glimpse of the creative process and tools of the artists. The studios house artists working in clay, glass, stone carving, metals, jewelry, fiber,printmaking, painting and installation.
In addition to the open houses, many of the artists use their spaces as classrooms. Kristen Cliffel, Gina DeSantis and Matt Richards all offer courses in clay. Painter Martin E. O’Connor and glass fusing artist Daniel Pruitt offer classes in onjunction with CIA’s Continuing Education program. Many of the Screw Factory Artists teach outside of their studios as well, with information being available on the website. Open studio events and studio rental information is also available at www.screwfactoryartists.com.