Think of the Continental Gin building as something of a dormitory for the artistically inclined…like UNT’s storied Bruce Hall, except the artists of the Continental Gin probably don’t stuff their pockets with boxes of cereal every morning and slink back to their studios to sleep until noon. They’d probably like to (and wouldn’t we all) but these are working artists—people who have matured visions and honed processes and creative drives…and art to sell. You’ll get a glimpse into all of these things during one of the twice-yearly open studio events held at the historic 120-year-old building (located at 3309 Elm Street) on Friday, November 7 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Continental Gin Building Open Studios is chock-a-block with a variety of art, which in years past included everything from video installation to sculpture and jewelry to super realistic paintings. Artists will be hanging around to talk about their work and their space and to ply you with snacks (and wine). Admission is free; visit facebook.com/continentalginbuilding for more.
Fri., Nov. 7, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 8, 2-8 p.m., 2014