Philly Open Studio Tours

One of Kobayashi's large prints made from a pinhole in the roof of his home.

One of Kobayashi's large prints made from a pinhole in the roof of his home.

Each year here in Philadelphia, artists open the doors of their studios to the public for the first two weekends in October for an event known as the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. For a city with an already tight-knit artist community, this is one of the pillars that keeps artists connected and that community thriving.

The weekend events allow open interaction between artists and the public, giving rise to a unique experience that lets everyone involved grow and share. Artists are invited to show their process and sell their work, while the public is encouraged to participate by visiting artists in their studios. For a complete list of artists involved and more information, visit the POST website.

As a Community Partner of POST, Project Basho will have studio hours this Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th from 12-6pm. We encourage you to stop by Project Basho to check out our newly completed digital classroom space and a some large prints by Masaaki Kobayashi in our gallery space. Kobayashi’s prints are from the series “Capturing Sky” which came about when he built a camera obscura in the roof of his home then placed large sheets of photographic film on the floor. The resulting images are beautiful circles of black and white clouds. We look forward to seeing you here!

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