West Medford Open Studios

Connecting artists and the community since 2000

West Medford Open Studios 2021, Saturday June 26

We are excited to be back! West Medford Open Studios 2021 again celebrates art and community. With over 70 artists from Medford and surrounding communities, we are all gathering outdoors along the Mystic River in West Medford for one special day. Once again, come see us, but also listen, learn, and take part. It’s time to explore the world again in person, so walk, drive, or kayak over to Dugger Park, meander around and enjoy the artwork. Take some time to chat with an artist about their process, listen to local writers and musicians, meet up with friends, and enjoy a wonderful day of the arts in West Medford.

What's Different this Year

  1. We are one day only: Saturday, June 26
  2. Extra long hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  3. All artists and performances at Dugger Park along the Mystic River, West Medford
  4. While we are hopeful as public health conditions improve, we are taking certain precautions to improve the safety of our artists and visitors:
    • One entrance to the artist tents and readers' area for all visitors
    • Wide walkways between artist tents
    • Hand sanitizer and masks available for all
  5. We're trying for a zero-waste event (TL:DR - don't plan on discarding trash or littering. If you bring a snack, plan to take your wrappings back!)
  6. The volunteer opportunities are a little different this year - learn more
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Schedule of Music and Readings

Musicians at the WMCC stages

11 a.m.
Juventas New Music Ensemble
Contemporary classical chamber ensemble

12 noon
Occasional Brass Quintet
Pop and jazz

1 p.m.
Al Peterson
Music

3 p.m.
The Porter Squares
Rock & roll, rhythm & blues

5 p.m.
The Feuds
Quarrelsome rock & roll

Writers at the Dugger Courts

2 p.m.
Terry E. Carter
Writer, poet

2:30 p.m.
Judah Leblang
Writer and storyteller

3 p.m.
Stephanie Schorow
Writer

3:30 p.m.
Randy Ross
Novelist and storyteller

4 p.m.
David Chia
Short stories and essays

Map

This year's event will be held at Dugger Park near the West Medford Community Center. Click for directions via Google Map or download an event map here.

2021 Artists

Ted Adams

Sculptural conceptual art

Gail Barry

Decorative and Functional Pottery

Elaina Bates-Egan

Abstract and floral inspired oil paintings

Ann Bausman

Upcycled Fabric Art

The Bead Lady

jewelry with pearls chain and metal

Beads By Beardslee

Hand crafted jewelry and beaded gifts

Laurie Bogdan

Collage

Brickbottom Designs

Wood & leather

Carol Brown

Bead, wire and wood jewelry

Elif Burduroglu

Mixed media, oil and acrylic paintings

Cards by Cherry

I make cards for allocation

Terry Carter

Poetry

Emily Cherin

Pop art wood/acrylic

David Chia

Short stories and essays

Sheila Corkery Jewelry

Hand crafted sterling and gold jewelry

DBtees

Frame photographs and T-shirts

EarlPottery

Pottery

Edgewood Designs

Serving boards with "STYLE"

Ewing Arts Headquarters

Small whimsical animal portraits

Richard Feigenberg

Trash Art

The Feuds

rocknroll band

Fire Garden Pottery, Andrea Brown

High fire stoneware pottery

Jamie Gibbons Studio

Oil painting on reclaimed surfaces

Glass And Grout

Mosaics: home decor, jewelry, display art

Glass Paper by Kolika

Functional Glass Art

GossCræft Pottery

Functional studio pottery

David Harris

Color Photographic prints

Kathleen Harrison

Watercolor, Mosaic, Photography prints, portraits

Honeycomb Arts & Crafts

Acrylic paint, collage & beeswax

IlanaRama

Digital and traditionally-painted illustrations.

Juventas New Music Ensemble

Contemporary Classical Chamber Ensemble

KB Designs

Reclaimation light fixtures and furniture

Ariel Kessler - Mixed Media Art

Colorful and whimsical mixed media art

Lagniappe Arts & Crafts

Linocut, jewelry, & mixed media

Judah Leblang

Writer and storyteller

Dominique Lecomte

Woodcuts, linocuts, photos, fotoprints, sketches

Celia Lee

Glass and metal woven jewelry

lotus and star

Cloisonné and sterling gemstone jewelry

The Magick Momma Collective

divine femininity and black girl magick

Faith Milligan

Mixed media art, Magnets, bookmarks, keychains+

Wendy Jo New Metal Designs

Fine contemporary jewelry. Precious metals. Gems.

Notions Jewelry

Unique handcrafted jewelry

Occasional Brass

Musical Booking Agency

Olim Clay Co.

Nature-inspired polymer clay jewelry

Pate Ceramics

Hand-thrown pottery in bright colors

The Porter Squares

Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues

Purple Arts

Fabric crafts, quilts, towels and cards.

Randy Ross

novelist and story-teller

Sepulchra Jewelry

Celestial, Art Deco inspired handmade jewelry

Amy Shinerock

Stoneware pottery

Simply Sassy Design

Fused Glass, Flamework Beads, Painted Scarves

Silk and Sea Designs

Hand-Painted Scarves, Hand-Felted textile, hand-made jewelry,

Singing Stones Jewelry

Jewelry, Accessories, Vintage, Antique & Handmade

Audrey Stanwood

Unique seaglass and beaded jewelry

Tanya H Gourmet

Personal chef & cooking teacher

Textilelations

Fiber art, homeware, upcycled knits.

Stephanie Todhunter

Screenprints and original art

Triangle Manor

Screenprinting, Queer, LGBTQIA, clothing, punk, patches

Wear It Out Jewelry

Handcrafted Jewelry

www3DArtCards.com

3D Art on playing card canvas

Toward a Zero-Waste Event

We are trying to create as little landfill waste at this event as possible. This means:

Limited trash bins

It's an irony of trash bins that they often generate more litter. We will not have trash containers placed throughout the event. Whether you're visiting or exhibiting, please plan to hold onto any waste that you generate while visiting and dispose of it later at home.

Bring your own snacks

There won't be food vendors at the event, so we won't be generating any disposable food wraps, etc. If you think you'll need a snack at WMOS, please pack one yourself and plan to carry all your wraps back home with you.

Bring your own water

Preferably in a reusable water bottle!

Above all, please don't litter

Our goal is to leave Dugger Park cleaner than we found it. Please help us succeed in that aim so that everyone in the neighborhood can continue to enjoy Dugger Park.

More ways to connect

Volunteer

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities both the day of the event and afterwards. For more information, click Volunteering at WMOS 2021or email volunteer@wmos.org

#wmos2021

Follow the hashtag #wmos2021 and use it to share your photos the day of the event!

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