Thursday, August 19, 2021

Come to Leicester Studio Tour this weekend

Come to Leicester Studio Tour
Saturday and Sunday, August 21st and 22nd
10am - 6pm both days

Note (from an announcement in the Mountain Xpress): "Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, visitors will be required to wear masks  at all indoor locations on the tour. [...] Artists are taking additional precautions in their studios with capacity limits and extra sanitation."

From The Laurel of Asheville:

For the 16th year in a row, artists in Leicester open their studios to the public for the annual Come to Leicester Studio Tour. This free, self-guided event is held every third weekend in August. Upcoming tour dates are Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors choose their own tour stops along the scenic route using a printed map of the area, along with pictures of each artist’s work. Detailed brochures with maps are available at various locations in Leicester and the surrounding communities before the tour, as well as at each stop on tour days. Signs along the route direct visitors to the individual studios.

“The artists are open, friendly and eager to share about their art and the process of making it,” says participating potter Barbara Hebert. “Many artists invest much time in readying their work and their property for visitors.”

The tour comprises both local and visiting artists working in a variety of media including clay, fiber, jewelry, metal, glass, wood, natural materials, painting and mixed media. Many artists open the doors to their home studios only on this weekend, providing a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of the mountain community while getting a glimpse behind the scenes of the artist’s life and work. Some stops also offer insight into Appalachian tradition, art and folklore.

Read the full article here:

Mountain Xpress article:

More info, including studio tour map:

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