Allied Arts Guild hosts Open Studios on May 3 & 10

by Frances Freyberg on May 2, 2014

Seven artist workshops and galleries will participate in “Open Studio Saturdays” May 3 and May 10, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Visitors are encouraged to come speak with the artists in person and see their latest works.

Built in 1929 and recently renovated, Allied Arts Guild is a splendid example of Spanish Colonial architecture, set within 3.5 acres of gardens. Its reputation as an historic California showplace is furthered by its philanthropic purpose as a benefactor for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

About the shops

Portola Art Gallery exhibits high quality, representational art by 16 award-winning Bay Area artists. Painting, pastel, photography and ceramics can be viewed at the gallery.

Special Handling Pottery features small batch and one-of-a-kind functional pottery for the home, kitchen table and garden, by potter-in-residence Joy Imai. In addition to pottery, the studio offers a selection of cards, fabric art, and ornaments.

Penelope’s Den offers products, custom design services, and workshops in three areas of specialization: fine wire wrapped jewelry, silkscreening, and weaving. We strive to provide high quality, ethically originated handmade goods to our customers, alongside arts education to those who seek to learn about craftsmanship, technique, and art history.

CC Elliot features unique and handmade jewelry, clothing and home decor.

Davide Bigazzi handcrafts jewelry and hollowware that blend contemporary artistry and old world craftsmanship echoing back to his native Florence, Italy. His finely crafted jewelry collection is sold through fine galleries in the U.S. and abroad.

The Barn Woodshop has long been servicing the Bay Area with furniture repair, furniture restoration, and custom-built furniture. A family-owned business since 1929, they ensure customers the best possible service and quality craftsmanship available.

Esther Baran paints in oils and water color and has etchings, cards, calendars and jewelry also for sale. She is participating on May 3rd and will be in studio that day from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

The Artisan Shop is operated and staffed by the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary (AAGA), a volunteer organization whose purpose is providing support to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. The shop offers a selection of handmade art and gifts, as well as collectibles and antiques.

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