A Guide to Saturday’s Open Studios

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Artist Cat De Leon will be at 20 Wheeler Street, J.B. Blood Building, 3rd Floor at Extras for Creative Reuse


10 to 4pm


  • Lynn Museum & Historical Society, 590 Washington Street
  • LynnArts (Holiday Show and Sale) 25 Exchange Street
  • 616 Washington Street  UPDATE: Setting up in Lynn Museum with info about live/work loft space (Nest Forward)
  • J.B. Blood Building (Extras for Creative Reuse, Arts After Hours, exhibit space) 20 Wheeler Street
  • 20 Central Avenue, (Survival by Design 10-3pm) 5th Floor
  • Black Veil Tattoo and Art, 147 Munroe Street
  • The Blue Ox, 191 Oxford Street
  • RAW Art Works (10-2pm) 37 Central Square
  • Private studio of painter Sean Lobdell, 13 Willow Street
  • St. Stephen’s Church (Tiffany windows 10-2pm) 74 South Common Street
  • Walnut Street Cafe (Annual Artist Market) 157 Walnut Street
  • Lydia Pinkham Building (multiple studios) 271 Western Ave

Participating artists and organizations include:

Jennifer Adler, Sheila Anderson, Kirsten Bassion, Stephen Beaulieu, Lyn Black, Gina Chase, Ken Coder, Hannah Cranton, Aysim Dalmau, Melanie Dolbeare, Cat De Leon, Mary Duff Lyons, Robert Farris, Linda Frahm, Lara Goodman, Kelly A. Hopkins, Bridget Jourgensen, Therese Kay, Ellen Keller Long, Lucy Kim, Sun Levine, Sean Lobdell, Sara Marcy, Mike Matthews, Fuchsia McInery, Carla Forte Orr, Anne O’Shea, Jeff Pearlstein, Cheryl Ransom, Barry Ridlon, Autumn Roberts, Jerry Schuerger, Jackie Singer, Kathy Speranza, Lori Stirling, Kate True, Zoe Ventre, Liz Visco, as well as LynnHappens.com, LynnCouture Planet, Pinkham Pottery, The Clay School, The Greater Lynn Photographic Society, and more!

LynnHappens recommends that you begin at the Lynn Museum, then work your way out to all the downtown locations. Grab lunch downtown or at Walnut Street Cafe while shopping their artist market. Walnut Street’s coffee or tea will fuel you through the labyrinthian Lydia Pinkham studios, a remarkable complex that really does have surprises around every corner. Or, if you tend to linger, hit the spots with earlier closing times first.  Lydia Pinkham, Lynn Museum, J.B. Blood and LynnArts should take the most time to complete due to the various participants they contain, but no site should be missed. There is plenty of street parking, but if it does become a challenge, the MBTA lot downtown is only $4 for as long as you want.

Lynn Open Studios is Sponsored by Lynn Housing and Neighborhood Development and The Lynn Museum and Historical Society. Supporters of this event include Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, LynnHappens.com, EDIC, The Office of Economic and Community Development, Lynn Cultural Council, Central Exchange Arts District, and Extras for Creative Learning.

More information can be found at www.lynnopenstudios.com and in this LynnHappens post from October 24.



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  2 comments for “A Guide to Saturday’s Open Studios

  1. November 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I moved to a commercial district on purpose. I don’t mind it when my street is blocked or spots are full, because I know it’s good for the city. I think it’s silly to live in a commercial area and then to complain about commerce (or open studios).

    I can understand making the side streets near there resident only
    (except holidays etc), but Western Ave. is a busy commercial
    thoroughfare. I agree that Western Ave should not have any resident-only
    zones – does it? Sometimes, people act as if they own the street in
    front of their homes simply because they’ve been spoiled by almost
    always being able to park right there. Well, as the city picks up, that
    will change!

    Unfortunately, it’s hard to change the rules, here. Lynn’s Traffic Commission and Off Street Parking Commissions do not meet often enough, and when they do, it’s 7:30AM, when most of the public can not even be there. I also do not believe they have anyone from the Downtown area on those boards, or at least it would seem that way based on our experience, here. It’s clear they don’t know how to set up parking for a mixed use downtown.

  2. November 17, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    While waiting for a friend at the Lydia Pinkham Studios, the manager in the lobby was saying how this morning residents in the area complained of all the cars parked in their areas and called the police to come and ticket the cars for parking in “resident only” spots – why would that happen on a public street? There are too many streets marked ‘resident parking’ in this city – we all pay taxes and should be able to park on any public street that is maintained by the city.

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