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If walls could talk, the ones in the Continental Gin building would be the life of the party. The building itself goes way back, but for the past 26 years, it’s served as an artist community—housing studios where local sculptors, painters, jewelry-makers, and photographers hash out all their creative ideas. All the angst, the heartache, the joy, and the accomplishments of the artists are contained amongst the concrete and the drywall—but a few times a year, the building opens its doors wide and shares its stories with the public. The Continental Gin Building Spring Open House from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, and 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday gives you a glimpse of the diverse array of art contained inside the studios, located at 3309 Elm. Walk around with a glass of wine and see the delights behind each studio door in this free event, which is part of the Deep Ellum Art Walk on Saturday. Visit facebook.com for more information.
Fri., April 17, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., April 18, 2-8 p.m., 2015

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