Astoria Artists Invite Visitors to Studio Tour
Artists from around Astoria, the north coast’s vibrant arts community, welcome visitors into their studios during the Astoria Open Studio Tour 2015, on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visitors can use the free tour brochure and map of participating studios to design their own self-guided tour.
Visitors will visit the studios where fine art is created – sculpture, fiber art, painting, prints, photography, mixed media, and more. Artists will have pieces available for purchase. The event is free and is presented by the Astoria Society of Artists (ASA).
“Meeting artists in their studio is an interesting and personal way to experience art and to see how artists work, “ said Swiss sculptor Isabelle Johnston-Haist. “As I have traveled extensively, I often find my inspiration in my reminiscences of places I visited or people who crossed my path. When I open my studio, visitors can share my joy of creating art, and I get to meet visitors from many new places, so I think this event is rewarding for both the artist and the public.”
Astoria’s artists are inspired by many aspects of their town. After its founding in 1811, it was a busy logging and fishing town and has many restored historic homes and other buildings. Artists love the town’s Riverwalk, alongside the mighty Columbia River, and even the ever-changing weather. Each artist has a different story to share about personal creativity – and no doubt each visitor does, too.
The studio tour brochure and map will be available in early July on the tour website and at galleries, hotels, shops and other Astoria venues. Representative pieces by the participating artists are also on the ASA website, http://AstoriaArtists.org.