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CTW visits Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord for the newest exhibition, “Visual Stragtegies: A Collaborative Project.” Once home to Concord Water Works, the City of Concord renovated the space with the goal of having an artisan village that strengthens the surrounding neighborhoods.

“Visual Stragtegies: A Collaborative Project,” is the brainchild of local artist, Mikel Frank. Frank, former Event Coordinator and Stage Manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and artist Carl Heyward, who founded and coordinates Global Art Project, collaborated with ClearWater Artist Studios, to realize an exhibition plus a series of collaborative events.

The exhibition, on view through August 24, showcases international collaborative artworks. Participating members shipped their constructed artworks from all over the world that eventually were incorporated into larger artworks. A final event invites families to come in a paint with Frank, Saturday, August 11 with sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Studios are located within Concord’s Gibson Village, at 223 Crowell Drive, NW, just off Kerr Street. You can view the exhibition, Wednesdays– Fridays, noon–5 p.m.

The ClearWater Gallery, outdoor green space and open-air covered market are available to rent out for private events and parties.

For more information on the exhibition “Visual Stragtegies: A Collaborative Project,” and other events at ClearWaters Artist Studios, or to learn how you can volunteer at the Studios, visit or call 704-784-9535.

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