Open Studios Visiting Artist's Guidelines

Open Studios Hours:  Saturday, October 23rd 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, October 24 11:00am to 5:00pm. Artists or their representative must be present in the booth/studio during these hours. Artists who leave before the event is over may not be invited back to future open studios.

Vending Space:  You will be notified of your location in the building, along with a map, prior to the event.  Please understand that last minute changes might occur due to circumstances beyond our control. Please bring anything you might need to display your work including tables, chairs, lights, and walls.  We do not supply easels, electrical cords, lighting (except over head lights), or tools. Artists may not hang work directly on MBACC’s walls.

Set up/Break down:  The building will open on Friday, October 22 between the hours of 3:00pm and 9:00pm for visiting artists who wish to set up their booths the night before.  You may also come in early on Saturday, October 23rd starting at 8:30am for last minute adjustments. Volunteers will be available Friday evening and Saturday morning to assist with carrying! Your car must be moved to the satellite parking lot by 10:00am, and your booth must be completely setup by 10:30am. Break down must be completed by 7:00pm on Sunday evening.  Please leave your space as neat and clean as you found it. Thank you!

Lunch: This year we will have volunteers coming to you to take your lunch order for the MELT food truck that will be on site both Saturday and Sunday - this way artists can eat without having to abandon their booth! You will need to give volunteers cash or card to pay for your meal from the truck.The truck offers a variety of melt sandwiches, sides, and beverages. Artists will receive a copy of the menu ahead of time.

Promotion:  Mother Brook Open Studios provides advertising and publicity, including media announcements, our website, social media feeds (@motherbrookarts), and signage throughout Dedham. All participating artists are asked to help distribute event fliers to their communities, and to use all social media outlets to promote the event. Thank you for your help!

Questions?  Contact openstudios@motherbrookarts.org.