49TH Annual ICB Open Studios

Fri, Dec 1, 2017 Sun, Dec 3, 2017 The 49th Annual ICB Open Studios will be held in the historic ICB Building in Sausalito on December 1st, 2nd, & 3RD, 2017, from 11 am to 6 pm daily. "One Hundred Artists Under One Curved Roof" open their studio doors to their collectors and the curious public.

See artists work, talk about the process of creating and welcome you into the spaces where art is made. The ICB, in the picturesque Marinship District at 480 Gate Five Road, Sausalito, has free parking and handicapped access on the Bay side. Free. Info: icb-artists.com



A Fresh Look at the Historic Industrial Center Building in Sausalito

(Sausalito, CA) Nestled by Richardson Bay in North Sausalito, a landmark historic building steeped in the area's shipbuilding roots is re-energized by the creative activities of a lively artists’ community.

The ICB was born in the spring of 1942 as part of the huge Marinship complex that temporarily turned Sausalito and Marin City into bustling factory towns during WWll. Incredibly, 93 Liberty Ships were built and launched here during the course of the war.

Originally named the “Mold Loft and Yard Office,” the ICB was one of the largest buildings at Marinship. According to the original plans, the first floor featured administration offices and template and tool storage; the second floor contained offices for the Engineering and Production Departments, as well as locker rooms and break rooms; the third floor was one large open room used as the Mold Loft, a giant open space for laying out templates on plywood which were then slid down a ramp and taken to the plate shop where they were used over and over to mark the steel sheets that would become integral parts of the ships. How fitting that such a productive building would become home to many artists over the years.


Eye on ICB Photographers: Dana Spaeth and John Kunzweiler

What is different about Winter Open Studios this year? This year the vision of photographers Dana Spaeth and John Kunzweiler are leading the ICB artists to a new look and feel that will impress first time and veteran visitors alike. Each artist in the building has been intimately photographed by professional portrait photographer Dana Spaeth. These black and white portraits took Dana over 800 hours to shoot, process and produce. Individual ICB artists will have unique look while the group as a whole will be cohesively represented. The Gallery and halls of the ICB will show the videos and photographs of the artists for all visitors to see.

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Making Art and a Difference

(Sausalito, CA) On December 2, 3, and 4, the ICB in Sausalito will burst open to reveal many treasures. Among the jewels inside are art, artists and art studios filled with creative energy. These artists have rich, multidimensional lives to which they add their artistic bent.


ICB Winter Open Studios 2016. New this year: Food Trucks and an extra day!

With 100 artists working under the one curved roof of the ICB, Winter Open Studios is a unique opportunity to view an incredible variety of high quality art, to meet the artists, visit their studios and learn how their art is made. The artists welcome you to view their art, to purchase it and to take commissions. Nationally recognized, the iconic ICB is home to sculptors, painters, photographers, mixed media, new media, textile artists, jewelers and more. A free full color directory is available with information and contact details for the participating artists. New this year Winter Open Studios will be open an extra day. Come visit the ICB on December 2 nd , 3 rd and 4 th from 11 :00am to 6:00pm each day . Food Trucks will be on site, parking is free and the building is ADA accessible. The ICB is located at 480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, CA, just minutes off US-101 .