Today is the last day of October, which means that Art at Work Month starts TOMORROW! Enjoy Halloween tonight (take some You’ll Like Tacoma pictures with the best costumes you see and send ’em in!), and get ready to get your arts on for the rest of the week. Kick off officially with us on Thursday evening at our Opening Party at the Museum of Glass!
Can’t get away until the weekend? That’s okay! Join us and 57 local artists on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00 for the 10th annual Tacoma Studio Tours. This year, the 57 artists will open 37 studios to the public (some are group studios), giving everyone a chance to see where and the techniques and tools they use to create their masterpieces. It’s also a great way to ask artists questions, see the creative process, and purchase one-of-a-kind local art.
This year, all of the studios will offer a demonstration or a hands-on activity for visitors! Most will be kid-friendly, so bring your family and try your hand at stone carving, sumi painting, linoleum block printmaking, and more. Some studios may even let you come away with a little free keepsake, to help you remember your experience at the Studio Tours this year.
So hop over to the Studio Tour page on the Art at Work website – or grab your Art at Work brochure – and get planning! You’ll find a full list of participating artists and a handy, interactive map to help you put together the best route for this self-guided, free tour. (If you don’t feel like spending the gas money, buy an Art Bus ticket and have someone else do the driving for you!) Some studios are only open on one day or the other, so make sure you plan accordingly. And who knows…maybe you’ll even get your hands on some swag. 😀