New 98221 Artist's Studio Tour set for October 22/23 this fall!
Response to the 98221 Artist's Studio Tour this fall has been "out of this world" according to Anacortes Arts Commission (AAC) member and event chair Lisa Rhoades. Our 98221 Anacortes/Guemes Island artists are so excited and so supportive of this event. This adds a major new event to the local arts calendar and provides another way for artists and art enthusiasts to interact in studios and galleries across the area.
We are featuring 30 Artists in 16 studios/workshops (some hosting multiple artists), 3 galleries, The Depot Art and Community Center, and, just added to the tour, the Croatian Cultural Center (801 5th St., just down from the Depot), with artists onsite, over this two day event.
This tour will give a unique opportunity for visitors to meet the artists, a rare look at the real working spaces of a variety of artists, and will emphasize demonstrations of how they create their art, and to show works in progress as well as finished artwork.
Everything from metal work, painting, graphics, sculpture and carving, to fiber art, jewelry, print-making 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. Sat/Sun.
The Anacortes Arts Commission and our local artists are excited to give you this special experience, so whether in you own back yard, or an Island get-away, come enjoy the Arts in Anacortes!
Take a look at the “new and Improved” Anacortes Arts Commission website .
Commission member Karla Locke has added new features to give the site “more flexibility” and to make it easier to update. There are also now several places on the website where local artists can sign up to receive “calls for artists” in order to participate in exhibitions and events.
The calendar for art exhibits at the Depot Arts and Community Center and a description of the current exhibit in Gallery 98221 at City Hall are listed. Information about arts organizations in Anacortes will be featured in “The Art Blog.” Art groups may send descriptions of their group and/or events to Locke to be included.
Information about the Arts Commission, its members and its mission statement appear on the site, with contact information and a meeting schedule.
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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