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Open Studio for Artists Thursday, June 1

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Open Studio for Artists

  • Date: June 1
  • Time:
    9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Price: $35
  • Location: Gorton Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Gorton warmly welcomes artists and creatives from diverse backgrounds! We are thrilled to announce that we are now providing studio space every Thursday, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. This dedicated time slot allows participants to utilize our open studio space for their ongoing projects. It’s an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a creative environment and focus on your artistic endeavors.

As an added benefit, we are delighted to have local artists Susan Sands and Joalida Smit on board. They will be present during the studio hours to offer guidance, answer questions, and provide valuable feedback. Their expertise and experience will undoubtedly enrich your artistic journey and foster a supportive community of like-minded individuals.

Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, writer, photographer, or any other kind of artist, our studio space is open to all forms of creativity. Join us on Thursdays to nurture your creative spirit, collaborate with fellow artists, and receive invaluable input from Susan Sands and Joalida Smit. We look forward to seeing your artistic endeavors flourish within our vibrant artistic community at Gorton.

Open Studio will run every Thursday from 9:30am – 12:30pm – $35/Day


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Artists, dates, times, prices and fees are subject to change.