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Baltimore Open Studio Tour Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Look At How Artists Make Their Work

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Some of Baltimore's artists are soon opening their studio doors to give Marylanders a behind-the-scenes look at how their work is made.

It's called the Baltimore Open Studio Tour, an annual event now in its 33rd year, that's part of Free Fall Baltimore. The public can meet with local artists, see their creative process and buy some of their work.

"We have fashion designers, sculptors, textile, woodworking, bookbinding, all different types of artists open their spaces and allow the public to come inside to see their process," said Jocquelyn Downs, director of the Arts Council at Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Studios will be open for free at different locations all across the city, like Motor House on W. North Avenue where artists like Abisola Oladeinde can show off some of their latest work

"I'm a fashion designer and what I'm showcasing is my culture from Nigeria, so I'm Yoruba and then this Adire fabric is indigenous to the Yoruba tradition," said Oladeinde.

The event gives everyone a chance to see some of the most creative work being made in Charm City and a chance to think about why it's so important to it.

"It's an opportunity to bring people together, it's an opportunity to see some new artists, but then it's also an opportunity for us to have some bigger conversations about the value of the art," said Farajaii Muhammad, marketing and communications manager at Motor House.

The open studio tour happens on Oct. 23 and 24. You can learn more about it by heading to

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