Martin Arts Magazine ( November 2016)

The first annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day.

With the theme "New Realms of Working Spaces" our event will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists.

The event provides the public with a rare opportunity to meet local artists and to explore a wide variety of art forms. Already the tour has enlisted artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, and oil and textured painting.

The Open Studio Tour will invite our local community to view the private space where an artist creates their work. This will foster new connections between artists and their community. Promotion of the event will bring a broad audience to view artists’ work. And collectors can buy directly from the artists at their studios.

Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. The varied media, time for personal exchange, and unique setting ensure this will be an exceptional opportunity for both artists and patrons.

The MCOST event is non-profit and will be open at no charge to the public.

Martin County is home to working studios featuring art by both internationally renowned and local artists working side by side, inspiring each other. Participating artists include: Maria Aguirre, Karen Angstadt, Lynne Barletta, Mallo Bisett, Lynne Cohen, Judy Coffman, Diane Concepcion, Suzanne Connors, Cristina de la Vega, Torenzo Gann, Jean Gauger, Eduardo Gomez, Lorrie Gross, Helen Kagan, Elizabeth Esther Kelly, Chris Kling, Mia Lindberg, Maria Miele, Susan Mottice, Danuta Rothschild, Candy Walsh and Lisa P. Young

For more information go to the event website: http://www.MCOST.org.