Explore Moose Jaw’s popular arts community at Moostletoe Artists Studio Tour 2018
The 8th Annual Moostletoe Artists Studio Tour will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow the signs around Moose Jaw to see some of your favorite artists as they showcase some of their best work. “We will have a new stop this year and welcome potter Beth Barrett to the Tour. You are invited to visit artists’ studios and galleries, meet the artists and enjoy some early Christmas shopping during our popular self-drive tour around Moose Jaw,” said coordinator Monica DeCampo.
While at your first stop, pick up a passport, get a stamp at each stop and leave your card at your last studio visit for a chance to win a gift basket filled with handmade art from all the artists in the tour. This basket is valued at around $250.
Wendy and Zach at the Parsons Dietrich Pottery will greet you at their studio in the historic church on Trans-Canada 1 with a well-stocked showroom and studio; remember to pick up a passport while adding to your collection. Visit Brysen Bert of Steady Metalworks in the East side just off Caribou East at 822 Snyder Road. His one-of-akind metal art, custom railings, and the popular unique steel roses and a talk on the art of welding awaits you! Sunningdale brings you Monicats Studio located at 40 Wood Lily Drive. Monica will retire to the Maritimes soon. Make sure you pick up some of her colourful porcelain functional pottery. The featured item this year is her oversized pie dishes. Drive to 128 Blue Sage Drive around the corner to enjoy the whimsical oil paintings of ever so popular Laura Hamilton along with colourful pillows, bags, calendars, and cards featuring her delightful creations. These gifts would make wonderful stocking stuffers. Returning to the tour this year is Bill Keen Metal Sculptures, located in his new studio at 127 Calypso Drive. Brand new treasures await his followers!
Return to the Avenues to meet newcomer Beth Barrett Pottery at 1211 5th Ave NW where she will share her passion to make lovely functional pottery. Downtown brings you to Yvette Moore Gallery where you can meet award-winning artist Yvette Moore and peruse her paintings, illustrated books, prints and enjoy the work of several Saskatchewan artists represented in the Gallery. (Lunches are available in the Gallery Café — reservations a must!)
Visit the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery Gift Shop next to the library and meet featured guest jewelry artist Caroline Betker and shop from the Gallery’s large selection of work from Saskatchewan artists.
Proceed to South Hill where on 4th Avenue you will meet glass artist Brenda McLaughlin and muralist Grant McLaughlin at M&M glass Studio. Reserve your spot for one of her classes and shop from her large collection of well-made stained glass items.
You can start your tour in South Hill, Downtown or on the north side at Parsons Dietrich Pottery. All stops will have maps, passports, and some refreshments. Follow the Moostletoe signs and enjoy a day of art and that guilty pleasure, Retail Therapy!