Our 15th Annual Philomath Open Studio Tour (POST), is almost here! Local artists are opening their studios again, for free, self-guided tours. In addition, 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.
POST is a unique opportunity to visit with artists in their studios, see work in process, and discuss where we 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. Explore artists' inspirations on the bulletin boards and bookshelves of their studios. Tools specific to each medium can be seen. We invite you to shake the hand of the artist that made the artwork in the place where it was conceived and created, and learn about their creative journeys.
Our preview gallery show was at the Guistina Gallery at LaSelles Stewart Center in Corvallis, during the month of June. In October we have a sampling of our work at the Philomath Library, and Gathering Together Farm, on Grange Road in Philomath.
The 2018 Brochure and Tour Map are available! You can grab a copy at the Corvallis Arts Center, The Benton County Historical Museum, 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.
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