When: Sat., Aug. 22, 12-6 p.m. 2015
Some of Oakland’s most interesting artists make their work in the studios above Athen B gallery (1525 Webster St., Oakland). While many galleries with studios attached will throw open their doors for the reception of every show, the spaces above Athen B are more intimate, quiet, and discreet. But on August 22, Athen B will be having its first-ever open studios event. Between noon and 6 p.m., the gallery’s twelve resident artists will welcome visitors in to see where they work. The talented roster includes Lauren YS, Troy Lovegates, Cannon Dill, Brett Flanigan, John Felix Arnold III, Max Kauffman, and Lauren Napolitano. Original art works, prints, and zines will be available. Plus, the visit will also offer a chance to see Afternoons, the gallery’s current group show filled with pastel pieces that wash over the viewer like the youthful memory of being caught in a bored, summer daze. That way, after viewing Andrew Luck’s exceptionally simple yet evocative installations of blinds and garage doors painted with suburban shadows, you can wander upstairs to see how the wooden sculptures were made.