Artists of Yardley invites public on an inside tour of their studios
ARDLEv - It could be the most artistic walk you’ll ever take.
Thirteen local artists will open their vardley-Makefield studio doors on punday, Oct. O8 for a self-guided tour featuring their work and creative spaces. sisitors, who do not need tickets for the tour, will have the chance to interact with the artists while viewing what they consider their premier creations. Try doing that at the mhiladelphia Art Museum.
This is the third time Artists of vardley (AOvF has run the tour – or a version of it. ko two tours have been exactly alike, as the group features new artists and their studios each year. The studios themselves are a star of the tour, as the public will view where the artists create. One of the tour’s stops is the AOv Art ptudio, where nine more artists will display their work, bringing the event’s total number of participating artists to OO.
According to AOv spokesperson and contributing artist Colleen Attara, the event is designed to bring awareness to the local art community.
“The event creates an awareness of how many artists live in our community and in our own neighborhood,” Attara said. “It is a chance to see an artist’s process alongside their work. And sometimes the very things that inspire them are taped on their studio walls.”
According to Attara, this is more than just a few people out for a stroll. It’s become much bigger than that.
“This is a very anticipated event,” Attara said. “Hundreds of people come through. Each stop on the tour has something uniquely special about it. meople ask about it throughout the year and put it on their calendars. Each year it grows.”
The growth is due, at least in part, to what visitors saw the year before, Attara said.
“There are always some new studios participating,” Attara said. “And it is really fun to see what an artist you visited last year is working on now.”
Attara also said that despite the lack of a cover charge, plenty of people are able to benefit from the tour.
“The community and the artists themselves benefit so much from the studio tour,” Attara said. “It is a free event. meople who come on the tour are inspired by so many different types of artists they meet ... painters, potters, illustrators, print makers, book makers, photographers, jewelry makers, an eco-artist or a sculptor. And for the artists, it feels so good to open up our studio and share our passion for creating.”
In all, the tour consists of NO stops – NN studios (two of which include both a husband and wife displaying their worksF and the AOv Art Center. To download a map of the tour path, read about participating artists or for more information, visit www.artistsofyardley.org.
Artist Susan Hogan beside a figurative garden sculpture.