Linda Fry and the Long Beach Open Studio Tour

Friday, October 20, 2023

Linda Fry’s Art Studio
613 Molino Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814

(Hye-Sook Park, an artist Linda has known for almost 40 years, visited Linda’s studio yesterday, October 21st.)

Linda’s new studio on Molino Avenue (between Sixth and Seventh Street) in Long Beach will have her work on display this weekend (Oct. 21-22) as part of Long Beach’s annual Open Studio tour, from 1 pm-5 p.m. At the end of this past April, we moved out of Loft Studio in San Pedro, where we had worked since January, 2019. The first year was really wonderful. The studio space was engorged with light and we felt like we had found a community of artists who were more than worth the trek through a bridge construction project that never seemed to end.

Just as a very fine ensemble of paintings had been wonderful hung on the main gallery walls, however, the pandemic blew a whistle just as the opening reception was about to take place: no one ever saw it except the artists, and even we only got a brief glance at it. The next year and a half was in survival mode, especially since I had to teach on-line. One saving grade, in addition to brief, furtive visits, was that eventually we began to meet Alexis and Jim Fancher for dinner at our studio. We’d eat take-out food from Senfuko and laugh and talk about films and poetry.

Jana Vandenberg, who lives across the street from us, volunteered last winter to convert her garage into a studio space for Linda. With the advice of Cody Lusby, Jana did a fabulous job of transforming an aged garage into an all-out working space; this month marks the beginning of Linda’s formal residency. Please come out and celebrate with us. If you need directions, I’m at

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