Come to Mountain View this weekend for the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. This free self-guided driving tour showcases the private working studios of artists located within 30 miles of the historic Courthouse square in Mountain View. Now in its 22nd year, the tour will take place on September 15, 16 & 17, 2023. On this special weekend artists in 19 studios will offer visitors an up close and personal look at how and where they create their distinctive pottery, jewelry, painting, leatherwork, woodwork, furniture, baskets, hats, and much more. Visit with the artists, see work in progress, and purchase locally produced art and crafts directly from the makers on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The tour welcomes 4 new artists in this year: Elizabeth Kratochvil, leatherwork; Eliza Hatman, Clearwater Hats; Dana Finimore, jewelry, pottery and painting; and Terri Thrasher, painting.
Returning artists this year are Doris Fountain, primitive folk art; Judi Munn and John Perry, pottery and painting; Tom and Sage Holland, flame-worked glass beads; Owen Rein, furniture and baskets; Liz and Lewie Lloyd, wood and knives; Yun Kim, painting; Mark Moeller, painting; David and Becki Dahlstedt, pottery; Jeanette Larson, weaving; Paul Gillam Jr. and Paul Gillam Sr., woodworking; Maria Smith, flame-worked glass bead jewelry; Joe Bruhin, wood-fired pottery, Cindy Kopack, jewelery; Tom and Sage Holland, flame-worked beads; Harry Branton, Painting; and Janice Clark, leatherwork.
Visit our website www.offthebeatenpathstudiotour.com for information on all the artists plus a map and directions to the studios. A free printed Map and Guide to Artists’ Studios is available at the following locations in the tour area:
·Arkansas Craft Gallery, 104 E. Main Street in downtown Mountain View. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The Gallery showcases handcrafted Arkansas art and crafts by members of the Arkansas Craft Guild.
·The Arkansas Craft School located on the corner of Main and Peabody in Mountain View. The school will be open every day of the tour so you can get books there as you visit Tom and Sage in the glass studio located in the Arkansas Craft School.
·The Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce 109 N. Peabody. Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday.
·The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas.
The Urban Forge on the square in Mountain View.
·Calico Rock Heritage and Visitors Center. Open Monday through Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.
·Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine Street. Hours are 8-5 Monday – Friday. The Guide is also available in the Chamber’s outdoor free literature kiosk.
Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.
·Mountain Home: The Baxter County Library, Hours are Monday – Friday 10 am till 6:30 pm (open Tuesday night until 8 pm); Saturday 10 am till 5 pm; and Sunday 1 to 5 pm.
For additional information, call Becki Dahlstedt, tour coordinator, at 870-615-4825 or email email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend. We hope you will join us for this special event.