Eighteen of Eureka Springs' finest artists will open their private studios to the public Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
Tour participants are invited to visit 14 studio locations in and around Eureka Springs for behind-the-scenes experiences with working fine artists and fine craft persons representing a wide variety of media including painting in oil, acrylics, pastel and watercolor; clay sculpture and pottery; jewelry and silversmithing; handcrafted musical instruments; and artisan works in metal, wood, and mosaics.
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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday will offer special demonstrations scheduled including pit-firing of clay sculptures, flute and ocarina tuning, drum making with natural raw hide, and acrylic painting techniques. Demonstrations of works in progress and Q & A with the artist continue each day.
Map guides are available at visitor centers, trolley depots, galleries and sponsor locations. Visit online for a map and details on artists plus artist applications for 2013 go to www.eurekaspringsstudiotour.com or facebook.com/EurekaSpringsStudioTour for event updates.