For the third consecutive year, a plethora of local artists will open their studios to members of the public.
The Stanislaus County Artist Open Studio Tour, presented by the Stanislaus County Travel and Tourism Roundtable, returns this weekend.
Featuring over 50 local artists and 35 art studios, the Artist Open Studio Tour event exhibits the immense variety of artistic talent in Stanislaus County. By allowing the public to enter the artists’ studios and see artists at work, the Artist Open Studio Tour gives viewers and participants a unique experience that they wouldn’t get from an ordinary art exhibit.
Drawing over 600 attendees last year, the Artist Open Studio Tour brings much attention to local, original artwork. From mixed media works to watercolors, prints, handmade jewelry, sculptures, photography and more, participating artists each bring something unique to the show.
Each artist’s work is clearly displayed, and can be found with an easy-to-read area map that directs participants to various studios. The booklet also contains each artist’s personal information for future reference. Art pieces will be given away during a drawing after the tour.
Tour booklets are available at the following locations:
Modesto Chamber of Commerce
1114 J Street Modesto
Modesto Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
1150 9th St, Modesto
Carnegie Arts Center of Turlock
250 N. Broadway, Turlock
Turlock Visitor’s Bureau
115 South Golden State Blvd., Turlock
918 10th St, Modesto, CA
Central California Art Association
1015 J Street, Modesto CA 95354
Oakdale Chamber of Commerce
590 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale
The Stanislaus County Artist Open Studio Tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and 7. An artist preview will also be held on April 4 at the Gallo Center for the Arts.
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