Arts Open Studios

Select graduate and undergraduate student artists will open their studios to the public for a look inside the creative process.

Twenty-six Columbia graduate and undergraduate students will open their studios to the public March 16, offering a behind-the-scenes look at their art and works-in-progress. MFA candidates Phil Worfel and Willa Goettling aorganized of this year’s event.

Featured artists include activist and Black liberationist Charles Long, an Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts MFA candidate and member of the Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Long’s work focuses on “creating concrete avenues for people to thrive and grow,” and he also works within the environmental justice movement.

Julia Arredondo, who designed the event’s promotional poster, will also be opening her studio. In pursuing her MFA at Columbia, she aims to explore her mixed Latinx-Italo background through print media.

The Open Studios artists represent diverse viewpoints that intersect across identities and expression. They have exhibited their work both nationally and internationally, and have been profiled on PBS, Windy City Times, and other outlets.

Arts Open Studios
Friday, March 16
6-8 p.m.
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
BFA/MFA Studios, basement