Saturday, June 13, 2020

Call to Art by our Friends at Creative Guts Podcast

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Creative Guts for this special call to art for young creatives. Celebrating new visions and energy.

Creative Guts is a podcast focused on the pursuit of creativity. This interview-style podcast, founded by Laura Harper Lake and Sarah Wrightsman, will explore the roots of creativity, dive into the hearts of creators, and discover how creativity connects with the world around us.

Thank you, Creative Guts!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Painting in the Garden. Weds 10-1

This is one of our favorite easy, open-ended, no-stress things to do. Sign-up by email.
10AM to 1PM
6 days. Pick one day or all! 
June 24, July 1, 8, 22, 29, August 5.
$10 each day

Bring your materials.... it can be ANYTHING you want to do... drawing, writing, collage, painting, stitching...
We have chairs, tables, room for your easel, umbrellas, and a canopy. Parking is on the left rear side of the studio in the back lot. Bathrooms, water, accessible... plus nice people. 
Open to all abilities and mediums.

1. RSVP by email to Space is limited to 9 people.
2. Bring your mask for entering the garden space and for potential entry into the building. Spacing will be at least 6 ft. apart.
3. Bring $10 that day.
4. Bring your bevs, snacks or lunch.

SIGN-UPS NECESSARY. No drop-ins. Thanks.

Sign up by email to

Monday, June 8, 2020

Painting Demo in the Back Garden June 16, 6:30

We are so happy to be getting back to some sort of "art flow".
Join us Tuesday, June 16, 6:30-8:30 for a large abstract painting demo. (Large...because we will be socially distancing and because you will need to see!). The artist for this demo is Rose Bryant.

1. RSVP by email to Seating is limited to 9 people.
2. Bring your mask for entering the garden space and for potential entry into the building. Once you have a seat, you can relax a little. Spacing will be at least 6 ft. apart.
3. Bring $20 (demo admission).
4. Complimentary bevs in cans, prepackaged "snacks", and alcohol swabs available.

Can't wait to see you for a beautiful summer evening.

Laura Harper Lake Exhibit Opens Outside in the Garden!

On Saturday, July 18, 3p to 6p
Laura Harper Lake (of Artful Harper Studios) presents her series

"The Woodlands Above"

in the back garden gallery space at Art Up Front Street.

The rain-date is July 25, 2020.

We're thrilled to also have live music performed by Bug
( at the the reception.

The Woodlands Above exhibit features small-scale oil painting on wood remnants by Laura Harper Lake. Inspired by the conditions of our rapidly changing planet, and specifically the large-scale wildfires that ravage our forests all over the world, Harper Lake reflects on the calming and placid nature of trees which are critical to human life on earth and often taken for granted. The positive space of the tree and the negative space around the human forms are both unpainted, letting the grain represent the wood itself and the connection of life between the two subjects.

Please note: We are requesting attendees to please bring a mask to wear should it not be possible to be physically distant in the outside gallery space or to use the inside facilities.

View more of Laura's work at

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Thank you to Corrine Gilman and Danielle Gaynor

We are sad to say goodbye to two of our artists here at the studio, but are so glad we got the chance to be around their energy and their art. We have all had to make so many adjustments and decisions about moving forward. Both Corrine and Danielle have made moves to set up all studio operations from their homes. We will miss these friends and their color! Hopefully when this covid time has cycled out, we will see more of them.
In the meantime, follow their instagram pages to keep up with their new work. We miss you Corrine and Danielle!

Corrine Gilman Artist and Maker (Instagram)

Danielle Gaynor Needle Little Studio (Instagram)