Neighborhood artists open their studios for two days

Neighbors have a chance to visit the studios of five nearby artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10. They are opening their studios as part of the Verge Center for the Arts 12th annual Sac Open Studios, a citywide event.

Works by the Curtis Park artists include paintings, prints, wearable art, drawings and dolls. The artists are listed here with their addresses. Free maps of their studio locations are available at each studio. Visitors who get a stamp on their maps from each studio will be eligible to win a basketful of artwork, gift certificates, beer and cider.

Raffa Chavez works at The Old Pugilist’s Studios at 4248 24th St, Unit B (south of Sutterville Road). Raffa explores his Mexican-American bicultural experience through his colorful paintings on unusual and weathered metal surfaces.

Erik Niemann will show his abstract paintings in his studio at 4311 Attawa Ave, Ste 206 (south of Sutterville Road). Erik exhibits throughout the US and internationally.

Heather Hogan will be printing garments in her studio, Tenacious Goods, at 3027 Montgomery Way. She will also print garments guests bring for $10.

Maria Morris will exhibit her polymer clay dolls and hats in her studio at 3600 24th St.

Judith Johnson, a newcomer from Austin, TX, will show her paintings and Prismacolor drawings in her studio off of Freeport Boulevard at 2183 Weller Way.

More about these artists is available on their websites:

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