On the last two weekends in August, some 500 artists in Düsseldorf will open their studios to the general public. You can pick up a leaflet which shows a map where the studios are at many bookstores, cafés and cultural institutions around the city and at RhineBuzz c/o The English Language Forum, Neustrasse 39 in the Altstadt.
For this year's Open Studios - Kunstpunkte - there will be only ONE RhineBuzz tour on August 31 at 3pm. Seats are limited on the gorgeous vintage bus, please reserve with Petra Weiss at the Department of Culture, see details below. Petra speaks English. Seats are €15.00 per person.
The tours last 3 hours, you visit selected studios, usually around 5 or 6. Each bus is accompanied by two Düsseldorf artists who tell you a little about the arts scene in the city and the artists you are about to visit. Conversation in the studios is highly encouraged! This year I will be accompanied by composer Peter Gahn.
There's always a great atmosphere on the bus, many say this is the highlight of the annual RhineBuzz events; we are often told the time just flies by!
You get to see all genres of the arts by artists from all nations. Most artwork is for sale.
The studios are often in intriguing hidden spots in the city, places you would never even know of, let alone visit, if it wasn't for the Kunstpunkte weekend. Sometimes the studios are in former bunkers, churches, hideouts in the forest, or disused factories ... sometimes in the actual home of the artist.
|On the famous Red Couch in the studio of World Press Photo winner,|
There are other tours offered in German. Please check the website for details.
The bus leaves from Josef-Beuys-Ufer 33
outside the Rheinterrassen
at 3pm on Sunday August 31
Please arrive at 2.50pm
email Petra Weiss for reservations
0211 89 24 197