Artists’ Studios Open to Public This Weekend

Posted November 26, 2003 at 10:42am

A group of artists living and working in warehouse art spaces north of Massachusetts Avenue — known as NoMA — will open their studios for their semiannual Open Studios Weekend from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7.

NoMA — comprised of a diverse group of artists in the area bounded by Sixth Street Northeast and Sixth Street Northwest and by Massachusetts and Florida avenues Northwest — aims to bring downtown artists together to work with the city on the development of new spaces and opportunities for both artists and art.

“We are among the few artist work spaces in Washington of this kind with this large warehouse loft space,” said event coordinator Betsy Damos.

Over the weekend, four buildings featuring about 40 artist’s studios — located at 57 N St. NW, 443 I St. NW, 52 O St. NW and 411 New York Ave. NE — will offer the public a chance to observe the artists at work and to purchase works including jewelry pieces, small drawings and sculpture.

For more information on the event, call (202) 332-1599 or go to

— Bree Hocking