Outside Only: Jamaica Plain Open Studios is Back on September 25 & 26

The Jamaica Plain Arts Council and Artists welcome you back to celebrate 28 years of art and community at Jamaica Plain Open Studios, 2021. This foremost annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) is an opportunity for the public to meet some of Boston’s premier artists and experience their work first hand. We believe in the healing and transformative power of art and a supportive community. Therefore, as we connect to neighbors and friends again, our primary focus is on the safety of our artists, volunteers, and visitors. While JPOS has historically been an opportunity to enter artist’s studios and personal creative spaces, JPOS 2021 will be an outside only event.

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JP Open Studios maps are available at many businesses throughout the neighborhood.

JP Arts Council ‘Optimistically Hopeful’ About 2021 Open Studios; New Council Members Wanted

The Jamaica Plain Arts Council sent out an email newsletter detailing their plans for 2021, a plea for new members, workshops, a call to artists for an upcoming show, and their thoughts on JP's Open Studios. "While we were all disappointed to cancel JPOS for 2020, the JP Arts Council Board continued planning. JPOS for 2021 is scheduled for September 25 & 26. This year, like last, the health and safety of our artists, sponsors, and community remains our paramount concern," said the newsletter. A call to artists will be put out soon for Projections, a juried show in the spring that they're planning on being a virtual show -- with a hope it could be in-person if safe.

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Call for Black Lives Matter Art by Jamaica Plain Arts Council; Open Studios Cancelled

The Jamaica Plain Art Council has extended its call for Black Lives Matter art. "As a visual arts organization, we want to help make your voices heard (seen) through art," said a JPAC newsletter. "We are offering artists a chance to submit pieces that represent, reflect upon and/or support the Black Live Matter cause and oppose racial injustice in all forms." Selected work with the artist's short statement will be highlighted on JPAC's social media platforms. Art can be submitted by sending your image along with a brief statement (3-5 sentences) and the heading "JPAC BLM Justice for All" to coordinator@jpopenstudios.com. Submissions are requested by August 1, but will be accepted after that date.

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Small Works Fundraiser ‘Art on Tap’ Supporting JP Open Studios on March 10

There will be art, artists, beer and more art at the Jamaica Plain Arts Council Small Works Art on Tap fundraiser on March 10. The fundraiser is a project of the Jamaica Plain Arts Council (JPAC) and will feature small original art pieces from Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) artists. Works will be for sale at an affordable range of $20 to $50ish. This is a good event to check out local artists' work, meet up with friends, meet local artists, and support a good local art event. And admission is only $5 at the door with free food, and a cash bar.

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26th Annual Jamaica Plain Artists Open Studios!

The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2019 for its 26th year! Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free event showcases the artwork of up to 200 artists at 40 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School and more. It runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. over the weekend of September 28 - 29, 2019. During JPOS, visitors can experience locally created art, clothing, jewelry, and home accessories, and can buy directly from the artists. JPOS artists include a mixture of newcomers, emerging student artists as well as more established artists, many with quite high profiles in their field. Included among the notable artists showing art this year are Nancy Marks and Remi Picó, who recently created their own installations for the new Egleston Square apartment complex located at 3200 Washington Street.