FREETIME: Open Studios Tour of local artists’ workspaces set for Oct. 5 & 12 |

FREETIME: Open Studios Tour of local artists’ workspaces set for Oct. 5 & 12

Pottery by Heather Bennett
Submitted photo |


WHAT: Fall Open Studios Tour

WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both Saturdays, Oct. 5 & 12

WHERE: Self-guided tour of area art studios

COST: Free

INFO:, 970-640-8177

Step into magical places full of unique art, designs and creativity. The fall Open Studios Tour Saturday, Oct. 5 and 12, is open to the public, free of charge. This is an opportunity to visit many local artists’ creative spaces and meet the people who make art.

“It’s a great way for the public to discover and experience an artist’s creative process in casual conversations and settings. View new work, works in progress, and tools artists use in different media. All sales benefit the artists directly,” said organizer Linda Brotman-Evans of Artspace & Open Studios. “You’re sure to find art treasures whether you collect paintings, ceramics, photographs, collages, pastels or watercolors in functional, eye-catching and one-of-a-kind selections not found in area galleries.”

Discover art that fits your lifestyle on Oct. 5 and again on Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. both Saturdays. The tour is organized by DREI and Artspace and is a free, self-guided driving or biking tour in Grand Junction, which will highlight not only art but also the scenic surroundings of the valley. Go online to and pick up a free color map/brochure at locations around town listed on the tour page.

DREI and Artspace collaborate to educate, inspire and strengthen the arts. The goal is to encourage growth of the arts and economic development of the community. Funding from sponsors include: the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau, DREI, Artspace & Open Studios, Simplicity Solar, Jeff Evans, Inc. The Artist’s Haven and KJCT8.

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