Our 15th Annual Philomath Open Studio Tour (POST), is coming this fall! Local artists will be opening their studios again for free, This is a self-guided tour. Several shows will be available in local wine tasting rooms. Artists will discuss their processes and show work that may never have been on public display. A full spectrum of artistic mediums will be shown, including collage, painting, fiber art, jewelry, photography, ceramics, wood, sculpture, and many more.
Our preview gallery show will be at Footwise Shoe store in Corvallis during the month of August. In October we will have a sampling of our work at the Philomath Library, and Gathering Together Farm on Grange Road in Philomath.
The 2017 Tour Map will be available here beginning about June. Beginning in mid-August, you can grab a copy at the Corvallis Arts Center, The Benton County Historical Museum or the Wine Vault in Philomath, or download here. Large yellow placards dot the route to keep visitors on track through the vineyards, valleys, woodlots, downtown Philomath and west Corvallis areas where the studios are located.
POST is a unique opportunity to talk with artists in their studios, see work in process and discuss where they find ideas and inspiration. A variety of work spaces are on the tour—daylight basements, special purpose additions and buildings, barns, attics, living rooms and pop-up studios in local businesses. What inspires the artists is on the bulletin boards and bookshelves of their respective studios. Tools specific to each medium can be seen. It is a rare opportunity to shake the hand of the artist that made the artwork in the place where it was conceived and created.