7th Annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artist Studio Tour
Come and experience Carpinteria and Summerland's 7th Annual Artists Studio Tour and discover an array of fine art at studio prices!
When: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Various locations and times; call for details., Santa Barbara
Age limit: All ages
The event takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, the 11th and 12th of May from 10am – 5pm. A free map and Art Studio Directory will be available both online at www.artscarp.org, and from the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council and will guide you through some of the diverse fine artists studios of Carpinteria & Summerland.
With an opportunity to view 38 participating artist studios, some of which have shown in well-known galleries internationally and in the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York, the studio tour is a chance to see and buy work of established artists as well as budding emerging talent who have taken residence in the beautiful Summerland and Carpinteria Valley.
Some of this year’s highlights include new works by well-known local artist, John Wullbrandt, (http://www.wullbrandt.com/) in his brand new gallery on Maple. It has long been a dream of Wullbrandt’s to open a creative gallery space in the heart of Carpinteria and he is excited to share the grand opening of “910 Maple Gallery”, with the 7th Annual Artist Studio Tour weekend.
Summerland based artist, Tom Henderson, (http://www.tomhendersonart.com/) will also be opening his studio for the weekend’s festivities. Admired for his incredible, plein air paintings of California scenes, Tom will be showcasing his most recent watercolor and oil paintings.
Young graphic designer and poet, Lauren Wilson’s dream of sharing locally made, upcycled and unique goods with the community became a reality this year with the opening of her new store on Carpinteria Avenue, DnA, (http://www.dnadesignart.com/). With a passion for making art by hand, she has explored metalsmithing, bookbinding, and creative sewing., Lauren will be showcasing her latest wares during the 7th Annual Carpinteria Studio Tour.
For a full list of participating artists please visit Carpinteria Arts Council website at www.artscarp.org.
This weekend long opportunity to tour and visit local artist studios is FREE and open to the public, with a portion of the sales benefiting the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council (CVAC) to promote, support and further our local artists in their studios and galleries. The Carpinteria Valley Arts Council would also like to thank the following sponsors that have generously donated towards this year's 7th Annual Artist Studio Tour, John Wullbrandt's 910 Maple, Palm Lofts Gallery, Lynda.com, The Sacred Space, Pacifica Graduate Institute and Harrison Industries.
In conjunction with the weekends activities there will also be a Studio Tour Art Show that will open May 9th and run until June 3rd 2013. Most of the participating studios will exhibit one or two pieces in this show. The public is invited to an artist meet and greet reception on Saturday 11th May from 5pm to 7pm at CVAC, 855 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria.
For more information please visit http://www.artscarp.org or contact Gary and Geri Campopiano 805-684 7789.
Event posted April 23, 2013
Last updated April 23, 2013