As many of you already know I’ve been accepted into the Portland Open Studios tour for 2012! For those of you that aren’t familiar with the POS tours, it’s where participating artists open their studios to the public during the two middle weekends in October and give people a behind the scenes look at how they make their art. I’m really excited for this because it was the POS tour from 2010 that got me started on this art path in the first place. It gave me ideas for pieces, supply contact information, studio organization ideas, and great technique advice. I’ve gone the last two years as a visitor and loved it so it will be interesting to be on the other side this year.
The tour runs from October 13th-14th, and 20th-21th from 10am-5pm each day. To visit the studios you need to purchase a tour guide which serves as your ticket. Tour guides include a map of all the studios and a brochure of the participating artists’ work. Each tour guide is $15 and is good for two adults and kids under 18. One tour guide is good for all four days. They are not available for purchase yet, but I’ll send out a blog post reminder when they are. I will have some for sale so you can always contact me, or you can check at these retailers who sold tour guides for 2011. For more information check out the Tour Information page. I know it’s really far in advance and I will remind people as the dates get closer, but I thought I’d give people the heads up in case they wanted to plan some local-artist-goodness into their fall schedules. Hope to see you then!