It’s one thing to enjoy art in some snooty gallery surrounded by bowties and Botox, but if you really want the bohemian 411 you’ve got to go where the creative types work (and occasionally live). This weekend, the artists of the 120-year-old Continental Gin Building in Deep Ellum are opening their studio doors and letting you deep into the underbelly of the hipster art scene.
We know, it sounds like a scene right out of Rent, huh? But it’s actually a great way to take in a variety of artists who work in different mediums, all while exploring a really cool old building. Plus there will be live music, food and drink (varying thematically from studio to studio usually), as well as a special “Mugshots Gallery” on the second floor featuring self-portraits of all the participants.
So swap your trendy oxford for a Che Guevara t-shirt, make up a back-story about your series of cheese still-life prints currently on display in a small gallery in Amsterdam and enjoy the charade.
Just don’t forget to bring your wallet in case you see that must-have piece for your new townhouse that’s paid for by your job workin’ for the man.
Continental Gin Building
2008 Spring Open Studios
Friday, April 25, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3309 Elm Street (in Deep Ellum), Dallas
(between Trunk and 2nd Ave, off the street and behind 3301 Elm Street)