Friday, August 18, 2017

Come to Leicester studio tour this weekend



For the 12th year, local and visiting artists this weekend will open their studios and demostrate their talents for visiting art and craft lovers as part of the Come to Leicester Studio Tour.

The tour dates are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20. The tour has continued to grow since its inception, this year including 26 artists.

It's a free, self-guided event that encompasses a variety of media, including clay, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, natural materials, painting and wood. The resulting works of fine art and craft include dolls, brooms, candles, furniture, pottery, iron work, quilts, wearable art and more.

A raffle for three $50 gift cards will be held, with one going to the patron who visits the most studios and two to participants drawn at random.

In addition to being one of the stops hosting a handful of artists, Addison Farms Vineyard will be offering wine tastings, and three food sponsors will offer lunch for purchase: Gossett Grocery and Deli (only open Saturday), Turkey Creek Grill and Sandy Mush Community Center.

To learn more, find a list of artists and see a map, visit cometoleicester.org.

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