Did you miss last weekend's Artists Studio Tours? No Worries, they will be open this coming weekend also.
It’s a chance to meet local artists and talk about “how and why they do it”. Are you an aspiring artist? Or are you an art enthusiast? Visit the studios, behold the art, watch demonstrations, have a bit of refreshment, and get to know some of your community artistes!
You are heartily invited to visit the studios of 16 local artists that will be showcasing the art works of 53 El Dorado County artists. The tour highlights the many diverse talents of artists who are eager to share their love of art with visitors. It also provides an opportunity for visitors to see and purchase high quality art in all media, directly from the artists who created it.
This PAA free event takes place on two weekends: September 21-22 and 28-30. The studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tour books are free, and there is no charge to visit the studios. So set aside at least one day during the four day event and meet some very talented artists.
Look for the free 2013 Studio Tour books which are available at many businesses on Main Street in Placerville, and surrounding communities from El Dorado Hills up to Pollock Pines, including Apple Hill, and many area wineries.
The studios are located in a number of communities from El Dorado Hills to Pollock Pines. You are welcome to visit all of them or as many as you are able.
To participate in the tour, pick up a free tour book at a participating merchant. The tour book includes a map with detailed directions to each studio. It also contains picture-samples of art works, and information about each participating artist, and his/her specialties.
Specific locations where tour books are available are: EDAC’s Art Space, 459 Main Street; Craft Castle, 3374 Coach Lane, Cameron Park; Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St; Flowers on Main, 318 Main Street; Foothill Printing & Design, 1331 Broadway;Placerville News Company, 409 Main Street; Placerville Hardware, 441 Main Street; and Rocky’s Art & Framing, 384 Placerville Drive. PAA appreciates so much these sponsoring merchants.
Those are just some of the merchants who will have tour books available.
El Dorado County is very fortunate to have so many exceptional, award-winning artists living amongst us. Take this opportunity to meet some of these artists, and get to know them and their work.