Art lovers will get to experience the beautiful fall colors and tour the studios of some of the region's leading professionals in fine art and craft on Friday through Sunday October 25 - 27 during the annual Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour.
The participating artists welcome visitors to this three day open studio celebration of fine craft and demonstrations. Studios will have art on display for viewing and for sale.
The 2013 tour features 13 studio locations with 30 participating artists. "It's a self guided tour," said spokesman Tim Hintz. "You pick up a brochure or download a map from www.offthebeatenpathtour.com. and you can read about the artists and pick out the studio you want to go to. It's hard to do it all in one day. That's why we have three days to do it. We'll have guest artists at a lot of the studios and demonstrations. It's your chance to meet the local artists who also help support the community and to buy something from them that is handmade, unique, and one of a kind," he said.
Art Studio Tour locations include:
"From the Earth and Sea Originals" at 237 Gard Lane, Smithville
"Fresh Chairs" at 118 Ponder Lane, Smithville
"Stella Luna Gallery" at 412 South College Street, Smithville
"Made by DeMay" at 801 South Mountain Street, Smithville
"Cosmic Clay Studio" at 8252 Old Mill Hill Road, Dowelltown
"Beech Hollow Studio" at 578 Frazier Hollow Road, Dowelltown
"Liberty Paper" at 1618 Cripps Road, Liberty
"Bareglass Studio" at 15858 Center Hill Dam Road, Silver Point
"Chery Cratty Pulp Painter" at 176 Ponder Lane, Smithville
"David Sharp Woodcarving Studio" at 234 Ponder Road, Smithville
"Creek Bend Pottery" at 2566 Dry Creek Road, Dowelltown
"Kathryn Faille Fibers" at 189 Sundrifter Lane, Auburntown
"Kathe Reed's Beads" at 445 Big Hurricane Road, Smithville
Although tour stops are numbered, the event is intended to be entirely self-guided, giving visitors the opportunity to drive from studio to studio in any order.
For more information, or to download a copy of this year’s tour map and guide, please visit the group’s website, www.offthebeatenpathtour.com.