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4th annual Eureka Springs Artists Studio Tour set for this weekend

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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EUREKA SPRINGS -- Some of the finest artists in Eureka Springs will open their private studios Sept. 25 through 27.

Tour participants will be able to tour 16 studios and the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA). The event will offer a behind-the-scenes experience featuring more than 20 working fine artists and fine craft persons demonstrating a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, pottery, weaving and fiber arts, jewelry and assemblage art.

Free, self-guided tour

A map guidebook and signs posted along the route will orient the self-guided tour. Each studio will provide unique insights into the creative process and offer a selection of exquisite art and handcrafted gifts available for purchase in every price range.

Tour hours on Friday and Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special events will include a raku firing demonstration, bamboo flute making demonstration and a presentation by Arkansas Living Treasure Doug Stowe on Sunday at 2 p.m. at ESSA's campus.

Information about participating artists, studio locations, lodging and restaurant sponsors, the schedule of special events and more is available at the www.eurekaspringsstudiotour.com or by emailing news@eurekaspringsstudiotour.com to be added to the email newsletter update list.



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