Open Studio DC was founded by Carolyn Hartmann in 2010 and relocated to Ivy City DC in 2014. As an Adjunct Professor in the printing department of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Hartmann recognized that there were few studios in DC open to screenprinting artists who were not students. To fill this void, Hartmann started Open Studio DC, a studio that is open to any and all artists in DC. Currently, Open Studio offers studio time, intro screenprinting classes, studio space for rent, and space for occasional art shows and other events.