LAKE ARROWHEAD ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

This coming weekend, October 22nd and 23rd is the 4th Annual Lake Arrowhead Artists Studio Tour. It’s when many of the talented local artists on our mountain open up their home studios to the public.

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Sponsored by the artists from the Mountain Arts Network and Gallery located in Lake Arrowhead Village, this is a great reason to visit our beautiful mountain in the fall. A self guided tour takes you to the homes of over a dozen artists where you can see them at work, and if you like, purchase their artwork. Several of my closest friends will have their charming studios on tour. Let me introduce you to 3 of them.

Meet Maureen, whose oil paintings depict beautiful scenes from nature.

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Maureen’s portrait of an unlikely pair, a chicken & a pig, is one of my favorites.

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Next meet my friend Neal who specializes in both functional and sculptural ceramics.

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This is Neal’s beautiful, modern home, which in itself is fun to see.

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Neal will be there demonstrating how he produces his beautiful masterpieces in clay.

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Then you won’t want to miss my neighbor Brenda’s beautiful studio where she also conducts oil painting classes.

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Brenda specializes in fine art oil paintings of mothers and children, but of late has been concentrating on still lifes, florals and plein aire paintings.

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Brenda challenges herself to create one small painting a day, and will have many of them on display for you to see and purchase if you like.

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She will also have her pretty backyard open to visitors.

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I love her pig portrait…

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and this lovely floral which I now own.

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The Studio Tour weekend begins this Friday evening, October 21, at the Mountain Arts Gallery in the village where there will be a Wine & Cheese Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The self-guided studio tours will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $20.00 donation covers the Friday Night Reception and the self-guided tour on Saturday and Sunday, with a map to the studios that are open to visitors. Tour participants can choose to tour the homes in any order they wish. Get your tickets here: www.mountainartsnetwork.org

I hope you will come on up for a visit! 

So there you have it: LAKE ARROWHEAD ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

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Comments

  • I always enjoy an art show. How fun to have so many talented artists in your community. I love the pig painting. I’ll have to plan to visit Arrowhead sometime, it’s been awhile.
    Karen

  • How fun! This looks like a great event.
    I would love to attend, but would have to be next year…
    Enjoy!

  • Maureen Stratton

    Thank you Celia! We are very excited for this years tour, our fourth annual. The weather is perfect, the fall colors beautiful! Patrons will have a beautiful and artful weekend to enjoy here in our Lake Arrowhead

  • I do hope you will plan to join us here next year! You will be glad you did!

  • You are most welcome Maureen. And yes, it could not be a more perfect time to visit our beautiful mountain! I hope it’s a big success.

  • We do have a lot of very talented people up here, not to mention a lot of beauty to paint. And yes Karen, you will have to come on up real soon!