Open Studio 2012 Moves to Green Oaks, Its Sales to Benefit Placing Paws of Illinois
Open Studio, the annual Wilmette holiday art boutique, hosted by artist, Sally Schoch for over fifteen years, picks up and moves north this year to 14084 Glenwood Court in Green Oaks. The contingent of original Open Studio artists making the move, have changed the name to Open Studio 2 – Artists for Animals, adding their own gift of a ten percent donation of total sales to Placing Paws of Illinois. Hosting this year’s event will be Susan Slack of Farmhouse Creations Art Glass Studio.
Open Studio 2 – Artists for Animals offers a wide array of gift choices including animal paintings and cards; diachronic glass, glass vessels, lamps and jewelry; hand-dyed silk scarves; hand-bound books; beadwork; gourmet edibles for humans and their pets; turned wood vessels, pens and tops; gourd vessels, ornaments, sculpture, Santa Claus figures and jewelry; original, one-of-a-kind fine jewelry; hand-woven and hand-knit items; plus some “surprises”.
Participating artists will be in attendance to discuss their work and assist customers in their choices. 2012 artists include Carole Floate (Lake Bluff), Barbara Beckman (Libertyville), Laurie Walker (Glenview), Mary Libby “Bib” Neiman and Paula Darbyshire (Wilmette), Gail Leider (Grayslake), Vivian Morrison (Antioch), Debby Henning (Sharon, WI), and of course the host, Susan Slack.
This year’s preview night opens at 4PM, Thursday, November 29th with wine and gourmet comestibles, and closes at 8 PM. The festivities will continue Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Attendees can peruse the selection of artwork and gifts displayed in the four rooms of the three-day boutique, while enjoying free coffee, cider, and finger food as they make their decisions.
Open Studio 2 is easily accessed from Hwy 94 – simply exit and briefly go west on Hwy 137, turn left (south) onto Brookhaven Drive, then to the first left turn, which is Glenwood Court---14084 Glenwood Court is at end of the court. There is plenty of available parking on the street or in the wide driveway for sale customers.