Courage Tiger’s Road Trip Day 43: What is an Open Studio

Here in Illinois there are going to be two Open Studios happening in September! I know many of you are finding different ways to help Beads of Courage, but did you know that you can also contribute by attending an Open Studio near you?

Lezlie creating beads for our members
An Open Studio is a fun opportunity to visit a glass art studio in your area and watch talented bead artists work. Learn more about the beads they make to support Beads of Courage members, and find out how you can help. Have a look at their beautiful lampwork glass beads or other artwork at their studios and choose one (or more!) to sponsor for a member in treatment. Who knows?  You might even sign up to take a class and become a Beads of Courage bead artist! Open Studio events present a great opportunity for the local community to meet and support bead artists and Beads of Courage!

Examples of beautiful lampwork beads

If you want to Make Courage Roar, be sure to attend an Open Studio in your area! Check out the calendar to see if there is an Open Studio in your area that you can attend to support your local bead artists and Beads of Courage!

Courage Tiger’s 2017 Road Trip is a feature of the 9th Annual Bead Challenge, a three-month nationwide fundraiser and beadraiser for Beads of Courage. As the official Beads of Courage mascot, Courage Tiger is visiting all 50 states to highlight the incredible work our organization does by sharing stories of our courageous members, families, clinicians, and the caring community of artists and supporters who make our vital work possible. Please get involved in Bead Challenge 2017 by visiting today. Sign up to PARTICIPATE as a fundraiser, CREATE glass beads, or DONATE to the cause. With your help, we can Make Courage Roar for kids coping with serious illness! Many thanks to Bead Challenge 2017 presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual and supporting sponsor Soda Lime Times.

– Contributed by Cristal Rogers, Marketing and Communications Intern, Beads of Courage