Agnes Field

Artist Agnes Field inside her studio.

ASTORIA — Astoria Visual Arts’ annual Open Studios Tour will be held online between Saturday and Aug. 2.

The gallery will also host a limited number of art for in-person viewing inside its studio, 1000 Duane St.

The event is being held semi-virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Taking the tour online is not the best way to experience an artist’s studio,” Annie Eskelin, the organization’s executive director, said in a press release. “But it is something AVA can do to continue to support artists amid these strange times ... The video format still enables artists to invite the general public into their spaces —from a safe distance.”

Exhibit participants include 20 regional artists, down from the exhibit’s usual 50. Videos of the participating artists and their studios will go live Saturday through Astoria Visual Arts’ website, astoriavisualarts.org.

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