Studio tour gives glimpse into creative processes

Published on Wed, Sep 25, 2013
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Have you ever wondered about the creative process and what it’s like to be where an artist works? Then the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour is for you. During the first two weekends in October, artists from around Whatcom County will be opening their studios to the public for tours on Saturday and Sunday.

Whether you are a long-time collector or just beginning a collection, the tour is a perfect venue to shop for fine art and craftwork, and to see artists at work.

The Whatcom Artist Studio Tour began in 1995, and offers visitors insight into the creative process, work life and work environment of area artists, and provides an opportunity for people to purchase original works directly from their makers.

The tour began with 10 artists and has grown to be a well-orchestrated event that showcases more than 50 artists working in more than a dozen different mediums, and featuring 41 studios scattered throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County.

Now in its 19th year, the tour includes both emerging and established area artists.

Each studio you visit along the tour will feature the work of the primary artist, and some may include additional artists as well, providing a unique and compelling variety of artwork.

Tours will run Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6 and October 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Guidebooks and maps are available in many stores and locations throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties. 

Work from the artists will also be on display at the Jansen Art Center at 321 Front Street in Lynden until December 15. 

For more information, visit studiotour.net.