Open Ground Studios’ “Art Oasis” at the 16th Annual West End Celebration

WHEN: August 26th & 27th, 2017

ABOUT THE EVENT: Open Ground Studios will hit the streets of Sand City for the fifth consecutive year during the 16th Annual West End Celebration. OGS’s Art Oasis will be a combination gallery and outdoor arts hub featuring works by our co-op artist members and teaching artists! In addition to fine art prints, paintings and drawings for sale, we’ll have unique, hand-printed T-shirts and bags and fabric paint so people can add their own embellishments. We’ll also be providing Artist Trading Cards for locals to make, swap and share.

NEW THIS YEAR: Three Featured Artists will be on site working on their art and sharing their process, passions and stories with the larger community.


11:00 – 2:30

Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized figure painter and arts activist. During the festival he will be working on his latest piece featuring transgender military veterans to promote his upcoming exhibition at Open Ground Studios entitled, Face to Face. On Saturday, Paul will launch PiecedTogether, a community art project inviting all ages to contribute to a wall mural installation that will be unveiled during his exhibition in September.

3:00 – 6:00

Alyssa Endo is an exquisite and detailed large-scale reduction woodcut artist who will be on-site carving the last layer of her 10th piece in The Beauty Series, a thirteen-piece exploration of Geisha culture, identity and traditional Japanese imagery.


1:00 – 4:30

Renata Abma is a local architect who grew up in Brazil where color, texture and the environment became integral to how she sees the world. She works in oils, pastels and printmaking and will be on-site to share her journey back into art-making while working on an oil painting.

ABOUT THE STUDIO: Award winning Open Ground Studios is a fine art school, cooperative visual art studio and coworking space that provides dedicated, inspiring and sustainable workspace for artists, creative adults, professionals and teens. OGS is an affordable and accessible shared facility offering 24/7 access to co-op and coworking members. OGS promotes community entrée into creative productivity by hosting workshops, open studio time, classes, social events, and exhibition space.

For More Information:

Denese Sanders, OGS Artistic Director

Tel: 831-241-6919 | Cell: 861-236-8636



Instagram: @opengroundstudios


Paul Richmond:

Alyssa Endo:

Renata Abma:

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