Tour highlights Caroline artists
DENTON — A self-guided tour of artists and artisans around Caroline County will take place Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday Nov. 24.
While there are no set directions for the tour,
about a dozen artist studios, galleries and shops will be featured. The locations span throughout the county and include locations in Ridgley, Federalsburg and Preston.
The artist to be featured on the tour are: Jan Baker, Lisa Marin, Tim Moore, John Liszewski, Susan Neal, Lisa May, Nancy Thomas, Irene Aspell, Vickie Liske, Dawn Malosh, Ian Watson, and Jack Sealman. Local art installations in The Foundry, Nich’s Coffee Shop and more also will be featured.
For Moore, an artisan who works with woodturning who is featured on the tour, the event will be a great place to meet other artists and interact with the community.
“I think the Foundry and the Caroline County arts is very valuable for the folks like me and everybody else,” Moore said. “It gives us a place where we can display our works and meet and see other artists.”
Moore said the event was great for local exposure.
“It allows anyone to show their art and gets your name out and gets you exposed to the community,” Moore said.
Caroline County Council of Arts Executive Director Marina Dowdall said the event hopes to become an annual one, after its inception this year.
“It’s a pleasant, laidback experience of a driving tour of the county and stopping to meet artists and engaging with them,” Dowdall said. “The artists are really excited, we hope we get a good turnout.”
Dowdall said the event will not only benefit artists by providing them face time with customers, but also for customers to discover something new about the county.
“They’ll have the opportunity to find something unique and special,” Dowdall said. “That’s our mission, is to support the artists and to get them in front of the public as much as possible.”
Jan Baker’s 4th Street Gallery is a part of the Created in Caroline Tours.