This weekend artists all over Berlin will open their studios for tours. Some are in buildings, some are in homes and others in businesses that aren’t exclusively for art. It’s part of a continuing initiative to remind people that the arts are a vital part of Berlin’s identity and the artists who work and live there take it pretty seriously. That is, the Berlin art scene is a thing.
The event comes on the heals of what, by all accounts, was a tremendously successful Holiday Arts Night, the day after Thanksgiving event that has become the traditional solution to Black Friday craziness.
On this week’s Podcast, we spoke with Heather Layton, who owns Bungalow Love in town and runs the Art and Entertainment District. She’s been promoting the arts in Berlin for awhile and, as the town begins to prepare to level up again, she came on to tell us what was happening.
In the coming year, Berlin will be providing more artists more opportunities to show off their work, including an expansion of their 2nd Friday Makers Market and a ton of other things that are aimed at making Berlin even more artist-friendly.
This weekend’s event isn’t limited to painters (although there are a bunch of them) there will be mixed media, writers and glassblowing to name just a few. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon following the Ocean City Christmas Parade.
Hair issues and other trivialities
Besides telling stories about local artists and the great Berlin boom of the early oughts, we cover the usual nonsense, including a little more praise of Berlin’s public bathrooms than is necessary and my search for a barber after the death of my current barber. It isn’t going well.
In one cool thing, Todd talks about a local guy, Kevin Dunworth who won a reality show involving motorcycles:
Brian Sloma takes on Brady Young in building a classic flat tracker bike.
The Happy Hour Todcast podcast is recorded Wednesdays at the Pitt Stop bar in Berlin. You can listen to this episode here or subscribe below. If you’ve have something to promote or just want to share your Eastern Shore experiences on the show and are free on a Wednesday afternoon, reach out to Tony.