Come to the Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour September 15 through 17 Meet artists in their working environment! By Lisa Sweo Eul
There is nothing like going to an Open Studio Tour, where you get to see artists in their own working environment. It’s entertaining, enthralling and a huge learning experience. You will see some works in progress, tools—and perhaps get inspired.
The Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour celebrates the beauty and craftsmanship of local, handmade art. This is a free self-guided art show coming up September 15 through 17. Established in 1993, it includes juried, select Gig Harbor area artists.
Spread across Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula, Fox Island, Olalla and Port Orchard, you have an opportunity to visit 38 artists who work in every imaginable medium—painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, jewelers, wood workers, printers, glass and fiber artists. The tour is excited to add 13 new artists that will include yakisugi wood burning, weaving and recycled sculpture into the mix.
The artists are dedicated to providing the rare opportunity of seeing the artists in their studio environment, offering explanations and some demonstrations of their materials and art process. This gives people an opportunity to meet local artists in their studios to learn what inspires them and how they use their materials and tools to create objects of beauty.
The Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour is sponsored by Andersen Homes, Dolly Mama Boutique, Gessel Painting & Fine Finishes, Kvinsland Dentistry, Peninsula Art League, Print Solutions, Windermere Real Estate, Yoked Farmhouse and Brewery and the City of Gig Harbor.
Enjoy the water and picturesque views of the area, visit the quaint shops and restaurants while visiting an abundance of artists at the Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour in mid-September. By visiting and shopping at the Tour, you are not only buying handcrafted works of art, you are also supporting the local economy.
Visit GigHarborOpenStudioTour.org for a map and an introduction to each of the artists. See you in September!