ICB’s Winter Open Studios 2023 Was Another Smash Hit

Women hang paintings at Industrial Center Building Art in Sausalito
Linda Wegman delivering her paintings to Monica Sembler and Peter Goldstein. Photo by Erika Perrino.

The joint was jumping at ICB on Sausalito’s waterfront the first weekend in December at the 53rd annual Winter Open Studios, known amongst collectors, gallerists and art lovers as the one yearly Bay Area art event not to be missed.

Two women stand in front of modern art piece at ICB Open Studio, a community event in Marin
Bibby Gignilliat and Laura Martin Bovard. Photo by Kathleen Mozena.

More than 80 accomplished artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, fiber and digital artists, opened their studios to the public to share both their creative process and their exceptional art. The event drew in 1,500 visitors — many from the Bay Area but several from as away as New York, Texas and North Carolina — who mingled with the artists, took in all the artwork and, in many cases, purchased pieces directly from their makers.

Three women stand in front of paintings at ICB Winter Open Studio
Phyllis Bedford, Terri Froelich and Lynne Currie. Photo by Michael Wolfe.

The ICB (which officially stands for Industrial Center Building) is a historic landmark in the Marinship area of Sausalito that sits just a few hundred yards from the San Francisco Bay. Originally, the building was a key piece of a robust and critical ship building industry during World War II. Following the war, the building was rekindled by the creative juices of a vibrant community of artists which have grown into the dynamic force known as ICB Artists.

A large group of people crowd the hallway of the ICB Winter Showcase
A large group of people crowd the hallway of the ICB Winter Showcase. Photo by Anki Gelb.

ICB Artists holds a number of events and ‘artist at work’ days during the year, including the popular Marin Open Studios happening on May 4-5, 2024.

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