Our 16th Annual Philomath Open Studio Tour (POST), is coming! Local artists are busy preparing to open their studios again, for free, self-guided tours. In addition, several shows will be available in local wine tasting rooms. Our 38 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.
In October we have a sampling of our work in various Philomath locations, including the Philomath Library, Gathering Together Farm, on Grange Road, and at the Benton County Museum on Main Street. Please join us for an art reception at the Museum October 4, from 5-6:30!
The 2019 Brochure and Tour Map is available! You may grab a copy at the Corvallis Arts Center, the Philomath Library, the Benton County Historical Museum, or download here. Large yellow placards will dot the route to keep visitors on track through the vineyards, valleys, woodlots, downtown Philomath, and west Corvallis areas where the studios are located.