Blaine artists’ studio tour set for Mother’s Day weekend

Published on Wed, May 2, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Artists from Blaine, Birch Bay and the Custer area will open their studios to the public this Mother’s Day weekend for the seventh annual art studio tour.

This year’s event features nearly three dozen local artists at 19 locations in Blaine and Birch Bay. The two-day, self-guided tour will exhibit work from local painters, fiber artists, photographers, jewelry makers, stained-glass artists, woodworkers and potters. Many artists will offer pieces for sale, perfect for a special Mother’s Day gift.

For the first time, four artists will be set up in Peace Arch State Park. In addition to the artists, the state park will feature the Peace Arch International Sculpture exhibit with a full-color, self-guided artwork tour brochure.

The studio tour started with five studios in the Sweet Road area, east of Blaine, six years ago. The Sweet Road Artisans Alliance promoted the idea having realized many artists lived in the area but few had studios open to the public.

The self-guided studio tours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13. For more information on the tour and the featured artists, visit