West Bay Open Studios
Fifth Anniversary Event
Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013
11am to 5pm
West Bay, RI – During the weekend of October 19-20, twenty-three artists residing in the West Bay of Rhode Island will open their studios to the public in the fifth annual West Bay Open Studios Tour. The tour is free and self-guided, meandering through the neighboring coastal towns of East Greenwich, Warwick, and North Kingstown. This is a once a year opportunity to meet and talk with the artists in their studios and purchase their art.
An array of art genres will be on display including: oil paintings, pastel, watercolor, calligraphy, sculpture, pottery, photography, tapestry, stained glass, fused glass, hand painted silk scarves, and mixed media. Participating North Kingstown artists include: Nina Ackmann, Nancy Chapman, Debbie Ferrazzoli, Henry Gauthier, Claire Marschak, Lynn Martin, Nancy Nielsen, Lorena Pugh (Purebred Editions), Tracy Taylor, Kurt VanDexter and Cindy Wilson. East Greenwich artists are: Janet Austin, Marjorie Ball, Alice Benvie Gebhart, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Jane Parillo (Scribe), and Beth Rodewig. In Warwick, the artists are: Carole Berren, Lorraine Bromley, Carol Shelton, and Sharon D. Eisman. The studio of Michele Leavitt is in Saunderstown, and Tiffany Adams is in Exeter.
This tour gives art lovers and collectors the perfect venue to shop for fine art and crafts, and to see the artists at work in their studios. Many artists will be giving gallery talks and demonstrations of their craft.
Printed maps and brochures are available at all the studios and at the local businesses that sponsor this event.
Please visit www.westbayopenstudios.com for maps, driving directions, and additional information and pictures.
The tour is free, open to the public