On November 12, and 13, 2022, Inglewood Open Studios (IOS) presents its highly-anticipated signature art walk event – Open Studio. The annual tour offers the public a behind the scenes look of artists’ private workspaces, artworks, artist-organized workshops, discourse and performances. The event will kick off with an opening reception featuring all participating art walk artists at Residency Art Gallery on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 4-7pm. Then the official self-guided art walk tour takes place on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2022 from 12-5pm on both days.

Photo by Beth Dubber

Known as the seminal public art event in Inglewood, this year’s art walk promises to be bigger than ever. During its three-year hiatus, IOS acquired nonprofit status, enabling the organization a chance to do more for the community they serve.

Visitors of the art walk will be able to enjoy visual art created in all types of media drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, printmaking, installation, video and performance. This year’s event will feature the most participating artists in the 14 year history of IOS! The art walk will lead guests through an exploratory excursion through the city, with suggested stopping points at participating artist studios, art galleries, arts organizations and  many other creative spaces throughout Inglewood. Flyers and maps will be available at every tour location.

New to the event this year, IOS is pleased  to  announce  an  impressive  program  of  video  and digital art at the city’s   iconic Miracle Theater. The program includes a screening by groundbreaking Inglewood video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins who mounted his first major retrospective exhibition, “Without Your Interpretation,” at the Hammer Museum earlier this year.

Artists include: Deb Adams-Welles, Adrienne Adar, Nick Agid, Kylie Ames, Susan Amorde, Aires Arch*, Milena Bice, Amy Bouse, Adwin-David Brown*, Kelly Brumfield-Woods, Ericka Chapman, Luisa Cohrs, Cassidy Cole, Michael Cormier*, Angie Crabtree, Joyce Dallal, Angela Davis*, Jenai Davis*, Tony de los Reyes, Godeleine de Rosamel, Jeanne Dunn, Martin Durazo, David Eddington, Jenny Eisenpresser, Fern Espinosa, Catherine Fairbanks, Jesus Max Ferrandez, Charles Fine, Renée A. Fox, Jorge Gomez*, Zeal Harris*, Nancy Ivanhoe, Ulysses Jenkins*, Elisa Johns, Jeremy Kidd*, Aura Kuperberg, Kwanzaa*, Helen Lessick*, Debbie Lockie*, Stuart Marcus, Michael Massenburg, Chris Mercier, Jeff Miller, David Newcombe, Melanie Newcombe, Imani Nicole*, AJ Nielsen, Marie-Jose Njoku-Obi*, Da Aie Park, David Peters, Minna Philips, Toni Reinis, Matthias Reinmuth*, Peter Rice,  Megan Riera, Joan Robey, Rachel Roske*, Dan Rothman* & Halina Kleim*, Anne Marie Rousseau & Joan Rousseau, David Russell*, Emily Silver*, Ernie Steiner, Gay Summer Rick, Holly Tempo*, Shirley Tse, Laurie Tsou*, Ginger Van Hook, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth*,  Naima White, Sea Zeda & Michelle Lea Tift and Rodd Zinberg. *Participants whose work will be showcased online or at a host location

IOS Art Walk, Holly Tempo holding map; photo courtesy of IOS

Various  locations will also host events such as workshops,  talks, performances and family-friendly activities  that  even  the kids will  enjoy. All locations will be listed on printed flyers with detailed tour maps including a QR code to access a dedicated online art walk experience hosted at Inglewood Open Studios. Participating locations: AERO Collective, D2 Art, ECF Art Centers, Edward Cella Art & Architecture @ Himalaya Club, Residency Art Gallery, SoLA Contemporary @ Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen, St. Mary’s Academy with La Brea Heights Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, The Miracle Theater and Judith and Thomas L. Beckman YOLA Center;

The board and artists are all energized by the return of the art walk, it’s on a whole other level this year,” says Renée Fox, IOS President and Co-Founder. “It’s so vital that we’re bringing back a recurring opportunity for artists to connect with each other and  that  we’re  both  sharing  and contributing to community pride in Inglewood’s historic and newly rediscovered arts scene.”

The IOS art walk is free to the public and includes free bus transportation between tour locations, generously  sponsored by the City of Inglewood. For more information about the event, please visit inglewoodopenstudios.org

What:  Inglewood Open Studios
Where: Friday Night opening: Residency Art Gallery, 310 E, Queen Street, Inglewood, CA 90301; Saturday & Sunday art walk Inglewood Open Studios, 1133 N. La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90302
When: November 11, 2022 – Opening 4:00pm – 7:00pm; Art Walk November 12, and 13, 2022, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Website: https://www.residencyart.com   —  http://inglewoodopenstudios.org