High Line Artists Showcase Private Studios This Weekend

By Mathew Katz on October 13, 2011 3:33pm 

Artist Ultra Violet shows off a print in her West Chelsea studio, which will be open to the public this weekend.
Artist Ultra Violet shows off a print in her West Chelsea studio, which will be open to the public this weekend.
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CHELSEA — Some of Chelsea's trendiest artists will open their studio doors for the public this weekend as part of High Line Open Studios.

Staring Friday, anyone can wander into the private artists' workspaces around the park, which are typically only available by appointment and not open to the public. Art lovers, tourists, and others will have the chance to explore the studios and galleries that stretch the length of the High Line.

Each artist's studio will be open between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Participating artists include Ultra Violet, James Kennedy, and Ian Mack.

The self-guided tour begins at the West Chelsea Arts Building, 526 W. 26th Street, where people can pick up a map of the more than 50 artists' studios in the area.

The weekend will also end with a bang: a public art peformance by artist Ujin Lee featuring hundreds of tiny balls at Hudson River Park's 14th Street Park, from 3 p.m. to dusk.

Artists' studios in the area around the High Line park will be open to the public this weekend.
Artists' studios in the area around the High Line park will be open to the public this weekend.
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