Tuesday, September 25, 2012

YS Artist Studio Tour and Sale -- Oct. 20-21

The 12th Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour and Sale

With an extraordinary collection of talent, the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour and Sale stands out among art excursions. The tour will have eighth host studio locations, each bursting with an eclectic variety of artists and craftspeople. There will in fact be a total of 27 artists, from three to four at each location. The studios will be open to the public on Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  The Studio Tour features more medias then ever before including ceramics, fiber arts, mixed media arts, printmaking, collage, sculptures, jewelry, glass, watercolors, pastels, encaustics, photography and more. Many of these artists are nationally and internationally acclaimed through a variety of awards, accolades, articles, books and exhibitions.  Art will be available in all price ranges.

This annual event varies each year, as new artists are invited to participate in the tour and tenured artists explore and develop new bodies of work.  The weekend, dubbed “ Third Weekend Art in the Springs”, begins Friday night with the Art Stroll in downtown galleries and restaurants, displaying local artists’ work for the evening. This year the Stroll is being expanded to include two new galleries and guided tour of some of the exhibition locations. It continues over the weekend with the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour, a driving tour showcasing the artwork of twenty-seven distinctive Artists.

Visit one or all of the studios on this free self-guided driving tour. The village of Yellow Springs offers easy access to all of the studios. A list of participating artists and maps marking the studio locations may be downloaded at www.YSArts.org.  On the day of the tour, these maps will also be available at: Young's Jersey Dairy north of town, The Winds CafĂ© and the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce downtown. For more information about other Yellow Springs happenings, www.YellowSpringsOhio.org.