Open Studios Tour: Area artists plan to open their studios for public viewings |

Open Studios Tour: Area artists plan to open their studios for public viewings

Linda Brotman-Evans
Cultural Confidential Contributor
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For eight years, Artspace has shone a spotlight on highly collectible art and notable area artists by organizing the area Open Studios Tour.

On May 18-19, take a self-guided tour of artists’ studios and art businesses, free of charge. The tour gives you a view of a wide range of artwork in progress not available in area galleries. More than 230 artists will display artwork to view and purchase created by professional and emerging artists. Free tour maps are available online at Choose what studios to visit by location and media online. For more information, call 970-640-8177 or email

Artspace, the nonprofit arts organization organizing the tour, has a mission to educate, inspire and promote local art culture and enhance the economic and cultural vitality of the community.

Artwork sold during this weekend’s tour benefits artists directly with 100% of sales going back to the artists. Media on the tour include bold contemporary art, wildlife and landscape paintings, pottery, photography, watercolors, jewelry and more. And there are items for sale for every budget and for every taste. This is also your chance to ask questions, sign up for classes, or even request a special private commission!

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Printed color maps are also available at the GJ Visitor and Convention Bureau, GJ Parks & Recreation Department, Traders Coffee, The Art Center, Hang Ups, The Artist’s Haven, Alpine Bank downtown, Girlfriends, Main Street Bagels, Fruita Chamber of Commerce, Aspen Coffee, Hot Tomato; Palisade Chamber of Commerce, The Blue Pig Gallery.

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