THE 12th YELLOW SPRINGS ARTIST
STUDIO TOUR AND SALE
STUDIO TOUR AND SALE
Oct. 20 & 21
With an extraordinary collection of talent, the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour and Sale stands out among art excursions, and this year’s tour is no different. The 2012 Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour represents the twelfth consecutive tour. For the third year, 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.
The Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour makes an important connection between artists and community members. Collectors travel from far away to use this opportunity to make informal studio visits talking to each artist and learning about their processes and techniques. It allows them to understand the artists’ inspiration, process and most importantly, develop relationships with the artists and to bond over their mutual appreciation of beautiful things and the process that is used to create them. Artwork will be available for sale from each artist. This is a unique opportunity to meet artists who do what they love and to make purchases directly from the source. The tour is also an ideal opportunity for interior designers and gallery owners to make new connections and discover new work for their clients.
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. This years’ event features eight artists who are new to the tour along with two artists returning from sabbatical. Organizer Lisa Goldberg is particularly “excited that there will be so many new talented artists, along with old favorites, to make a exceptionally well rounded and exciting tour this year.” The self-guided driving tour provides an opportunity for collectors and art enthusiasts alike to personally visit these creative artists studios and get a head start on their holiday shopping. Yellow Springs businesses enthusiastically sponsor this successful event. WCBE radio (90.5 FM) and WYSO radio (91.3) are the official media sponsors. Organizers are partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses to create an occasion for visitors to spend the weekend exploring the arts in Yellow Springs. 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 Café and the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce downtown. For more information about other Yellow Springs happenings,- www.YellowSpringsOhio.org.
Mark your calendar now for next year’s event, which will be on Saturday and Sunday October 19th and 20th 2013. Come see the exciting world of ceramic artists, painters, sculptors, and textile artists, printmakers, glass and fiber artists - all at their creative best.
Hardwood tables by Les Thede