Open Source 2021
What is Open Source?
Open Source 2021 Festival (formerly City-Wide Open Studios) is a premiere visual arts showcase, hosted by Artspace New Haven Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 24th.
Delivered in a hybrid virtual and in-person format, we feature painters, sculptors, filmmakers, and photographers from the local area and across the state of Connecticut. In addition to hands-on art workshops and commissioned new works, this year Artspace is launching CHANNEL voices, a selection of interviews with notable artists, collectors, curators and academics, streaming live and/or on demand.
Taking place across multiple sites, Open Source 2021 Festival is a communal project, something belonging to everyone. Exploring industrial parts of the city, peeking into artists’ studios in diverse neighbourhoods, the festival provides an opportunity to connect with new audiences and experiences. It foregrounds inter-connectivity, something freely shared, easily modified to fit changing circumstances, encouraging storytelling, experimentation, exploration and innovation.
- Opening night event at Artspace featuring Arts Window projections, Friday October 15 from 6:00 – 9:00pm.
- Open artist studios at Erector Square and Westville, Saturday and Sunday October 16 – 17 from 12noon – 5:00pm
- Open artist studios featuring locations in Dixwell, Hamden, and alternative sites. Saturday and Sunday October 23 – 24 from 12noon – 5:00pm.
- Conversations between artists, curators, collectors and writers: Live and streaming on CHANNEL Voices
- OS21 Artist Portfolio Site
- Marion Belanger, artist and Board member
- Diane Brown, Librarian and Board member
- Lizzie Donius, Westville Village Renaissance Alliance
- Dan Fitzmaurice, Arts Council of Greater New Haven
- Adriane Jefferson, Director, Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, City of New Haven
- Kathi Telman, Erector Square
- Kim Weston, Artist and Board member