Strong support for new local
Artist’s Studio Tour October 22-23
Response to the 98221 Artist’s Studio Tour planned for October 22-23 has been “out of this world,” according to Anacortes Arts Commission (AAC) member and event chair Lisa Rhoades. More than 30 artists have agreed to participate in the new event this fall.
Artists in the 98221 Zip Code are “so excited, so supportive of this event,” Rhoades added. It will add a major new event to the local arts calendar and provide another way for artists and art enthusiasts to interact in studios and galleries across the area.
The tour will emphasize opportunities for artists to demonstrate how they create their art and to show works in progress as well as finished artwork. A wide variety of workshops/studios will be open during the two-day event, but for those artists who cannot accommodate visitors, the Depot Art and Community Center will be open. Artists will be on hand to talk about their work both days.
“The Depot is at capacity - and we will be adding other sites,” Rhoades said. “Our local artists are really ready for an event like this — close to home — easy to reach — with familiar artists in all mediums participating,” said Rhoades.
Everything from metal work, painting, sculpture and carving to fiber art, jewelry and photography will be featured. Participating studios on the self-guided tour will be well-signed and maps/directions will be widely available. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
The First Annual 98221 Artist’s Studio Tour will complement Gallery 98221, an on-going art exhibit at City Hall, coordinated for local artists by the Anacortes Arts Commission.
For more details, go to anacortesartscommission.com, the AAC website. Rhoades may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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