The artists are the soul and fabric of our rich cultural community. They are responsible for the success of the County Studio Tour.
Although an artist my whole life, it's just the last 15 years that art has been my sole career.
My favorite exchanges are people curious about the work, wanting to learn more. If you are an experienced art collector or just appreciative of art, one of the best things about Studio Tour is that the general public—including other artists—can find something new to learn in the joy of art creation. Often customers start off just to drink in the art, and then later become avid collectors of the work.
The tour allows me to communicate one-on-one with the public, including learning their own stories. It’s a very personal participation, one between artist and visitor. It’s also a community effort: discovering unique, original art for patrons to bring home as a memory after immersion in a studio and an artist's world.
We are excited that Citadel along with our other sponsors have partnered with us in supporting our mission of promoting local and regional artists. Artists contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the area by presenting original artwork and sharing their studios with the public.