The Elements of Art Studio Tour is kicking off this year to feature homegrown local artists. This local creative partnership between Dragon Art Studio and BeauxArts Fine Art Materials has brought forth a creative cultural and economic opportunity for all types of creatives at all levels of skill for a Studio Tour. This self guided open studio tour takes place over two weeks in September (9/2-3 and 9/16-17 from noon to 4pm) to provide people ample opportunities to experience multiple locations.
A call for artists to be in the Tour is going on now. Deadline to apply is August 30th. Register and learn more at ElementsOfArtStudioTour.com. Artists may also apply later than the date but might miss the printed materials opportunity.
An information session about the Open Studio Tour, Elements of Art Studio Tour, will be held on August 30th at 6pm at BeauxArts Fine Art Materials, 2285 Highway 101, Suite H in Florence. This session will share how the tour will work for artist participants and be an opportunity for people to sign up to be in the tour.
Artists in the tour will have an opportunity to sell their art with no commission taken, connect with patrons of the Arts and share their incredible talent, while giving participants of the Tour a look into how and where the Artist creates – where the magic happens! This experience provides Tour participants a fun and fresh look at their favorite local artists and chance to discover new Artists and their work.
Artists will be showcased in an Artists Directory in print and online allowing patrons to be able to connect with Artists after the show for commission works, further purchases and giving artists the opportunity to build their audience. If Artists only want to be listed in the Artists Directory, that is an opportunity too.
Tour participants will be able to get their passports stamped for chances to win prizes and art. For those patrons interested in visiting the tour locations, passes can be purchased at ElementsOfArtStudioTour.com.
Patrons of the Arts (and fellow Artists) have an opportunity to sponsor an Artist on the tour. Many of the artists in our area lost business and profits during the covid pandemic, or have had trouble getting their businesses off the ground. Our Directory of Artists and the Studio Tour is one way we hope to bring business and collaboration to local artists. We are striving to keep costs low, but donations will go towards paying artists fees into this event and towards the publishing and running of the artist registry, website, and programming for artists. You can also help by buying art when you are on the tour and later from our talented artists!
Basic artist information will be needed to participate and compliance for family friendly art will be needed. An opportunity to learn how to merchandise your work and sell will be provided to Artists before the tour. Contact The Elements of Art at ElementsOfArtStudioTour@gmail.com (Kassy Keppol of Dragon Art Studio & Jo Beaudreau of BeauxArts Fine Art Materials) or visit the website, ElementsOfArtStudioTour.com, for more information.
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