Come to Sebastopol for Art at the Source 2015
How about a drive through the beautiful West Sonoma County countryside? Ahhh. Now how about stopping at a little gourmet road-side café along the way? Yum. Doesn’t that all sounds wonderful? Now, what if we add to that numerous artist’s studios that are open and inviting you in to browse, look at their amazing creativity, ask them questions about what they do, and maybe even watch a demonstration? That’s all part of an Art at the Source Open Studios tour.
Sponsored by Sebastopol Center for the Arts, the 21st annual Art at the Source Open Studios is coming right up. This is when 157 artists in 98 locations open their studios during two weekends, June 6 & 7, and 13 & 14.
The variety of artwork you can find includes paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, glass and fiber art. It’s a fabulous opportunity to see how and where the work was made, talk to the artist about their inspirations, and process, as well as to buy a piece directly from the artist. Many of the artists will be offering free demonstrations in their studios where you can experience their processes first-hand, and learn about the materials and techniques from practicing artists. (Photo on the left: painting by Bernadette Howard).
The best way to begin is to visit the main Preview Exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts where each of the 157 artists has a piece on display. Here you can decide what kinds of things you are interested in and pick up a catalog. The catalog has all the information—lists, schedules, and great maps to guide you on a self-directed tour. Just follow the Yellow Signs. Discover the Art. Discover the Artists.
Art at the Source Open Studios
June 6 & 7, and 13 & 14, 2015
All participating studios are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High St., Sebastopol
May 21 to June 14
Opening Reception, Thursday, May 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
There are also mini Community Showcase exhibits in local galleries around the area where you can preview artwork and pick up catalogs. (Photo on the rigth: jewelry by Jane Garibaldi)