Dorchester Open Studios set for October 19-20

The 18th annual Dorchester Open Studios event will take place next Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The yearly celebration, presented this year by Dorchester Artists and Friends (DAF) in partnership with Friends of the Uphams Corner Library, spotlights the diverse talent of artists in Dorchester by welcoming patrons into the spaces where the artists work.

This year’s Open Studios will feature locations at The First Parish Church at 10 Parish St., Dorchester Art Project at 1486 Dorchester Ave., artist Larry Pierce’s African Winter Gallery at 21 Oldfields Rd., and artist Susie Smith’s gallery at 29 Eldon St.

An opening reception, which will feature food and music and showcase some of the artists’ work including paintings, jewelry, hand-crafted dolls, and other creative merchandise for sale, will take place at the Uphams Corner Library on Thursday, October 17 from noon to 7:00 p.m.