Friday, June 18, 2021

Applications now being accepted for the Fall Toe River Studio Tour

November Toe River Studio Tour
November 12th-14th, 2021
Mitchell and Yancey counties
Application deadline: July 16th, 2021

Toe River Arts is hosting a studio tour in November for artists in Mitchell and Yancey counties. Artists in those counties are welcome to host guest artists from elsewhere; guest artists must join Toe River Arts at the $100 membership level in order to participate. The application deadline is July 16th, 2021. This tour takes the place of the usual (pre-pandemic usual) December studio tour; here's a note from Dennis McAvoy, Chair of the Studio Tour Committee, about this year's studio tour (note the part about first-time participants not having to pay the application fee!):

The COVID-19 pandemic has required many of us to rethink and adapt to an ever-changing environment. As an organization, we are using this time to explore new approaches and think innovatively about our work. Because of an increase in competing events and changing artist needs, we recognize the December Studio Tour dates and format need to be reevaluated. This November, we will host an in-person Studio Tour. We are hopeful that by summer 2022, we will be able to host the Summer Studio Tour the first weekend of June as in previous years. We are grateful for a talented, hard-working Studio Tour Committee. The Studio Tour Committee has worked diligently to explore many options. We are excited to work with Bridge the Gap Marketing to ensure the success of this November’s tour. We are also excited to announce that first-time participating members will have a waived application fee. We hope this will encourage the participation of new artists. We look forward to a successful event!

– Dennis McAvoy, Chair, Studio Tour Committee

More about the November Toe River Studio Tour and link to application here: https://www.toeriverarts.org/studio-tour/

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