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The Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour (AVAST) invites art lovers to tour 40 artist studios virtually this September. AVAST is a free, annual open studio event held throughout Arlington County, Virginia. In this, its third year, the tour will be held via YouTube and Facebook Live.
On September 23, more than twenty short video tours made by the artists will go live on YouTube. The following weekend, September 26 and 27, a dozen more artists will host studio visits live on Facebook. Each artist will talk about their art, show viewers around the space where they make it, and (for the Live sessions) answer questions from viewers. The videos will feature painting, printmaking, ceramics, metals, installation, sculpture, papercutting, and more.
Make a weekend of it and tour all the studios on the official dates, or spread them out throughout the fall. A schedule of Live events will appear on the arlingtonartstudiotour.org on September 1. Links to the recorded videos can be accessed through arlingtonartstudiotour.org/participating-artists/ starting September 25.
AVAST is a joint effort by visual art organizations and independent artists throughout Arlington County, with support from the Fred Schnider Investment Group, Arlington Arts Center, Columbia Pike Artist Studios, Brock Realty, Renata Briggman Realty, Arlington Artists Alliance, Arlington Cultural Affairs, and individual sponsors.