Monday, September 19, 2011

VISIT ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS ON A FREE TOURIN AUTUMNAL BERNARDSVILLE & BERNARDS TOWNSHIP

ARTsee OPEN STUDIO TOUR
Two dozen BERNARDS TOWNSHIP AND BERNARDSVILLE area artists open their studio doors to the public

WHEN: Sunday, October 2, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Rain or shine.
WHERE:
Bernardsville and Bernards Township
To download the FREE map for the ARTsee Open Studio Tour and read more about its participating artists, visit
www.ARTseeTour.com  or call Caren Frost Olmsted at 908.208.7516.
ADMISSION: Free

Like a garden tour or an historical homes tour, an artists' studio tour allows you to visit the studios of visual artists. There are 16 stops on the 2011 ARTsee Open Studio Tour. There are a total of 24 participating artists, but some artists are showing their work in groups of two, with a hub of six artists located at Farmstead Arts in Basking Ridge. 

The Tour is a perfect opportunity to visit the studios of painters, potters, jewelers, photographers, weavers and more. Be prepared for the unexpected, as artists' studios are just as likely to be found in living spaces as they are above garages and in basements.

"In Bernardsville and Bernards Township, there are artists living and working all around us. As the presence of galleries expand in our towns, you no longer have to travel to New York to attend a gallery opening," explains cofounder Caren Frost Olmsted. "You can walk a few blocks along Maple Avenue or drive through Bernardsville to see new artwork and mingle with artists and art enthusiasts. It is a vibrant time for the arts in our community."

With studios located throughout picturesque Bernardsville and Bernards Township, this FREE, self‐paced tour is the perfect way for visitors to spend a leisurely autumn Sunday. You can begin at any point and visit as few or as many studios as you wish No reservations required — just come and enjoy. Bring your friends! Make a day of it!

(Top: Nancy Robinson; Bottom: Frank Gubernat)