Natick Artists Open Studios (NAOS) will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, 11am-5pm AND Sunday, Oct. 16, 11am-5pm, at locations all over town. The event is an opportunity to meet and celebrate the working artists in the community. (It’s also an opportunity to be a little snoopy as you look around the studios of a wide and eclectic group of artists.)
If you’re looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift, NAOS is the place. From studio to studio, variety abounds. Expect to see silversmiths; artists who paint in acrylic, oil and watercolor; mixed media artists; metal workers; art made from fabric, ceramics, and wood; photography in a variety of styles; mosaics; jewelry; and more. Artworks range from large-scale paintings to delicate earrings, and everything in between, in a wide range of price points.
Artists—some who are just starting out, some who are full-time professionals with decades of experience—will be there to answer questions, give demonstrations and to sell their artwork. The event is always a fun and educational experience for the family, as well as a chance to pick up some local artwork and support local makers.
This event has been ongoing for over 20 years, and only COVID was able to interrupted it, briefly. NCOS is always run by volunteers and it’s always free to visit all the studios.
New this year: a Family Diversity photo show will be upstairs in the First Congregational Church, and look for NAOS in the Social Hall at the Church.
Natick Artists Open Studios locations
Studios at 3 Adams Street
43 Main Street
The Visitors Center, 20 Main Street
First Congregational Church, 2 E. Central Street
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 E. Central Street
Morse Institute Library, 14 E. Central Street
The Barn, 62 Farwell Street
3 Malden Street
Ryan Black Art Studio, 203 Union Street
The Eliot Church, 45 Eliot Street (Sunday only)
75 Middlesex Ave.