30 artists, 22 studios, 1 weekend
- Published: October 20, 2017
Glass, fiber, pottery, jewelry, photography. Wood, sculpture, gourds. Painting, drawing, graphic design, paper art and printmaking. All that and more will be featured during the annual Yellow Springs Open Studios event this weekend.
Twenty-two local studios will be open for visits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, with 30 participating artists on hand to show and talk about their work. Many of the artists will offer demonstrations of their techniques, giving insight into their medium and creative process.
New to the tour this year, according to Yellow Springs Gallery Coordinator Nancy Mellon, are Celise McKee’s “tiny studio that she hand built” on Dayton Street. “She is a librarian and a wonderful textile artist who makes little creatures and costumes and so many different things,” Mellon wrote in an email. “And we have coaxed Tom Hawley to be on the tour with his wonderful wooden creations — and his home that he has been working on for years.” Also, “this will be the one of first times that Sherraid Scotts’ newly built studio is on view,” Mellon wrote.
The tour route is self-guided. Visitors can walk, bike or drive. Printed guides, with maps, are available at YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry St; the Yellow Springs train station, on the bike trail; and various locations around town. A mobile map and guide also is available on the Yellow Springs Open Studios website, ysopenstudios.ysartscouncil.org. Yellow balloons will mark each of the physical studio sites.
Most of the participating artists will offer their work for sale. And most will have a few snacks and beverages to welcome visitors.
Admission is free.