Workshop: How to Make the Most of Open Studios
June 19, 2006, 6-8:30pm
The Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC), which produces the annual Dorchester Open Studios event, has teamed up with Mayor Menino’s Boston Business Assistance Center and the Artists Foundation to present a practical workshop designed to teach visual artists how to get the most out of the open studios experience. The workshop will be held on June 19, 2006 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Great Hall in Codman Square, Dorchester.

The workshop is targeted to first-time exhibitors, but will also be useful to event veterans, and will cover topics including: how to decide if open studios is a good venue for you; what to expect; how to create a timeline for getting ready; responsibilities of exhibiting artists; marketing your involvement; what work to present and how; best practices for engaging visitors; studio sales; the obligations of the self-employed entrepreneur; and steps to take after the show. The session will be led by Liora Beer, Business Manager/Arts & Culture Specialist for the Boston Business Assistance Center, operated by the Department of Neighborhood Development, and Kathleen Bitetti, Executive Director of the Artist Foundation.

Admission is $5 cash or check at the door. Members of DAC are free. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Email your intention to attend to For more information, call 617-839-6734. The Great Hall is located at 6 Norfolk Street (corner of Talbot Avenue) in Codman Square, Dorchester. (Please note that the building is not handicapped accessible.)

Dorchester Open Studios
October 21 & 22, 2006, Noon-5pm
Visual artists from Dorchester display their work in studios at Baker Lofts, Humphries Street and Pearl Street Studios. And, groups of artists exhibit at First Parish Church on Meetinghouse Hill and at the Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center.