2010 Park County Studio Tour: September 18
2010 Park County Studio Tour:
September 18th, 10 AM – 5 PM
Twenty-five artists from Park County, Montana will open their studios this fall as part of the 2nd Annual Park County Studio Tour. Spearheaded by the Park County Friends of the Arts/Danforth Gallery in Livingston, the tour will be held Saturday, September 18th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
The 1-day event will be a self-guided tour and the participating public will be treated to a behind-the scenes glimpse into the creative workspace of area artists. Artists will be on hand to visit and answer questions. An array of original artwork will be available for purchase during the tour and there will be refreshments provided at many of the studios.
Event coordinators Brad Bunkers and Traci Isaly feel the event was such a huge success last year and are preparing for an even bigger event for the 2010 tour. While the number of artists participating in this year’s tour is relatively the same, several of the artists are new. “Every year will be different, says Traci Isaly, Danforth Gallery Director, some artists will be able to participate some years, while others will not. We have such an incredible pool of artists representing all of Park County, every year the tour will generate a unique mix of individuals.” Again this year, the response from artists has been strong… From barn studios in Paradise Valley to lofts in downtown Livingston and workshops outside Wilsall, “We have an impressive lineup of the area’s best artists working in a variety of mediums”, says Bunkers.
Participating artists include: Bonnie Allchin, Artemis Institute, Karen Arrasmith, Linda Barnsley, James Bechtel, Kristian Brunsdale Studio, Brad Bunkers, Edd Enders, Fleshman Creek Designs, Shirl Ireland, Audrey Hall, Suzanne Hoefler, Carol Newbury Howe, Gary Kerby, Reed Lehman, Jo Newhall, Rob Park, Christina Perry, Tandy Riddle, Aaron Schuerr, Robert Spannring, John Stacey, Susan Tirrell, Laurie Yarnell, and Geyser Glass.
Passes for the tour are available at the Danforth Gallery in Livingston or by calling 406-222-6510. A one-day pass will cost $25 for the general public and $20 for PCFA members. The Danforth will be open during the tour for those wanting to purchase passes on the day of the event.
The Danforth Gallery is a non-profit art gallery in Livingston, Montana and is operated by Park County Friends of the Arts (PCFA), a 501(c)(3) community non-profit organization founded in 1974. The mission of PCFA is “To nurture the creation and awareness of art by providing opportunities for contemporary artists and by offering innovative outreach programs, so that our community, especially our youth, can realize the importance of art in their lives.”
Each year, the Danforth offers innovative and exciting exhibitions and programs. Our exhibition season begins in May and runs into December. Many of our exhibitions and programs are made possible by the generosity of our members, who come from the community and across the country. Members are entitled to previews of exhibitions and to discounts on purchases made in “The Back Room”, which is a whimsical space in the back of the gallery, filled with hand crafted gift items and art pieces that are affordable for every art enthusiast.