A unique, self-guided tour of the private studio spaces of well known, coastal visual artists is set for today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday.
During the event, known as the Art on the Edge Studio Tour, artists will show off their exclusive locations, demonstrate their creative processes and sell their work. Studios will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. People can pick up a map booklet of all the locations at the Lincoln City Cultural Center or at any of the tour sites.
Each year, the tour includes a variety of mediums: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, metal sculpture and casting, driftwood furniture, handmade jewelry, fire painting, glass blowing, fused glass, clay and ceramic art, photography, pastel, mosaic, colored pencil art, reclaimed assemblage art and print making and fabric arts. The studio sites range in location from Neskowin to Newport along Highway 101 and then east to Toledo. People are invited to experience this rich local arts community along the coast. The tour booklet includes many local businesses that have supported the participating artists.
Information about the artists, a map, and even directions to make planning the tour easier can be found online at artstudiotourLCCC.com
The Art on the Edge Studio Tour is hosted by the Lincoln City Cultural Center, which houses five of the studio sites inside its building.
The Chessman Gallery, located inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, is hosting a showcase exhibit of all Art on the Edge Studio Tour participating artists. The exhibit runs through June 6, and it provides an opportunity to see the work of all of these artists in one place.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center is located at at 540 NE Highway 101. For more information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.
Arts Week in Lincoln City is May 20 through May 30. Following the Art on the Edge Studio Tour, Arts Week focuses on celebrating the arts in Lincoln City. A second map, made possible by Explore Lincoln City, guides people to all the art spaces and galleries in the Lincoln City area, where they will find exciting art, connect with artists and see demonstrations. To find out more at www.oregoncoast.org