Ramadan

This year I decided to check out the annual Open Studio Tour that took place along Route 1 from Hyattsville all the way south to Mount Rainier at the DC border. I initially had trepidations because it had been raining for a little over two weeks and that frequent daily amount of rain had broken all records for the most amount of rain in the month of May ever. On the morning of the Open Studio Tour it was sunny outside and the weather was cool. I thought it would be a perfect day for the Open Studio Tour, which officially began at noon.

Except after 12 p.m. clouds came in unleashing yet more rain. I did a portion of the tour in Mount Rainier until I got tired of dealing with constantly opening and closing my umbrella. You can definitely see how wet it got outside in some of these photos. Despite the daily torrential downpour, I saw lots of lovely art. I was able to photograph just a small portion of the art that was on display at the Open Studio Tour.

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

In Mount Rainier there have been a set of loft apartments set aside for selected artists to live and work in. I was fortunate enough to be able to actually check out one of these loft apartments and they are really nice looking.

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

This apartment complex has a sense of community that’s similar to a college dorm. I passed this door that had birthday wishes for another artist resident.

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Naturally the sun came back out when it was close to the end of the Open Studio Tour. I managed to learn that would-be fashion designers (both amateur and professional) will soon be able to work in Mount Rainier.

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

Gateway Arts District Open House, May 14, 2016

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