“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso
Well, summer has zoomed by and, already, we are into September! Kids are back in school, the nights are cooling, and the leaves are just beginning to show some colour. The participants of this year's studio tour are honing their attentions now, preparing for the upcoming tour and the long list of to do's each of us has! There is furniture to be made, stone to be carved, pots and sculptures to be created, paintings to finish. Everyone is at one stage or another of the creative process.
What's in store this year...
Our beautiful studios will have their doors open to welcome you this Thanksgiving - Saturday, October 12, to Monday, October 14. 10 am - 5 pm
It may, in fact, be our biggest year to date, with 8 studios, 34 artists all together, including 9 new guests! Last year we introduced several emerging artists to our visitors and were really pleased that they were so well received. So, we've decided to do this again and have invited 5 new emerging artists to join us this year.
We strive to keep the tour fresh and diverse each year. There will be a wide array of work this year from painting, pottery, printmaking, turned wood, fabric art, stone sculpture, jewellery, garden art, leather goods, photography, chocolate, even tattoo art! If you'd like to check out the full list of participants (and their locations) it can be found HERE.
Brooke Valley School - the mighty little independent school in our midst - will once again host home-cooked, healthy, hearty and delectable lunches at the school (location is marked on the downloadable map HERE) This has always been a favorite mid-day stop for our patrons!
Communicating with you...
We encourage those of you who use Facebook and/or Instagram to find and follow our pages (@perthstudiotour or click the icons below to be directed to our social pages). Here in the coming weeks you will find more information on each of the artists as well as opportunities to win gift certificates!
Please help us spread our news by following our pages, liking and sharing our posts with your friends and tagging us (@perthstudiotour) on your related posts!
Finally - keep your eyes open for our brochures which you will find at locations across eastern Ontario.
That's all for the time being. We look forward to seeing you in October!