After a temporary hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour is excited to return with an in-person event held from Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Featuring over 100 artists throughout the Prescott/Quad-City area, the Tour will offer attendees an opportunity to visit with the artists, observe the creative process and purchase one-of-a-kind works of art. Numerous mediums will be on display, including painting, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, digital art and more. Attendees of this free, self-guided event may begin at any of the 53 locations throughout Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley or Paulden, and may visit as many as they like.
Each year, attendees of the Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour report that one of the most intriguing aspects is the opportunity to observe artists as they actively demonstrate their craft. This experience allows attendees to learn about the materials, techniques and processes used in creating a work of art, while forging a personal connection with the artists. Seventy-five of the artists participating in the Tour are juried and will open their private studios to the public, while an additional 27 artists will exhibit their works in three Art Centers: the Mountain Artists Guild, the Prescott Center for the Arts and the ‘Tis Annex Art Education Building. As organizations that encourage arts practice and provide facilities for ongoing education, these Centers are integral to the local arts community.
Most artists participating in the Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour will be raffling one of their works. Raffle tickets may be purchased and used at any Tour location. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to fund next year’s Tour, as well as art programs for children in the Quad-City area.
The Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to educate the public about how and why artists create their work. Additionally, the Tour fosters an appreciation of the arts and promotes art education. For maps and more detailed information, please visit www.PrescottStudioTour.com.
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