Third Annual Open Studio Tour – Saturday October 26th 2-6pm

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Contact: Suzanne Russo

2013 Open Studio Tour                                        
NP Artist Studios, LLC                                                      
183 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Passaic, NJ 07055

***For Immediate Release***

Third Annual Open Studio Tour at the thriving NP Artist Studios in Passaic, New Jersey.

NP Artist Studios will host their third annual Open Studio Tour on October 26th, 2013 from 2-6pm. This is a time when the Passaic and Prospect Park studios come together to display their work and provide artistic demonstrations to the public.

The tour will feature several new artists and talents ranging from fashion designers to jewelry designers as well as a wide range of fine artists. Our goal is to bring the community of all ages together to meet with local artists, learn about creative techniques and experience live music all while enjoying refreshments and snacks.

This year we will also be working closely with a local charity in Passaic called Smile. Smile is a non- profit organization providing comprehensive social services for the poor urban communities in Passaic County, New Jersey. NP Studios will host an entire show of donated works from current and past NP Studios artists. All funds will go directly to the Smile organization and the children of the community. The children of Smile will be showing and selling their artwork.

Prospect Park studio artist, Mike Reilly will set-up an on-the-spot TFP project, which will comprise of five minute portraits for anyone who is interested. Participants will receive a digital image and anyone who ends up in the final project will receive a free print. Seth Ruggles Hiler’s daily practices consist of creating and recording connections to people and places through painting and drawing. Seth will be painting portraits of visitors during the tour and each painting will be for sale. kevRWK’s work is classified as Street Art, as he uses spray paint and stencils to create intricately detailed portraits on walls and canvases of subjects ranging from friends and family to the famous and infamous. His public work can be seen in New York, New Jersey, California, France, England and Ireland. He has performed live painting at dozens of events, including Van Duzer Days (Staten Island, NY), Jersey Fresh Jam (Trenton, NJ), Fourth Street Art Festival (Jersey City, NJ) and Raw Power (Jersey City, NJ).” He will also be performing at the NP Studios Open Studio Tour.

Another exciting addition to the tour and 183 Monroe Street is the Coat Factory Ceramics Studio located on the third floor. The studio opened this year by my very own brother Dan Russo. He will be providing tours of his space, pottery for sale and a sake tasting. Dan will also set up a table of donated handmade cups. All the proceeds will also go to the Smile Charity.

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