Photo by Tyler Anderson.
On April 27, 28 and 29, area artists will open the doors to their creative spaces for a behind-the-scenes studio view not usually offered to the general public. During this annual self-guided event, these accomplished artists will be displaying their work, demonstrating their processes and selling pottery, paintings, turned wood items, jewelry, fiber arts and more. Tour participants can set their own pace while driving through the scenic hills and valleys of Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa.
Lanesboro jewelry artist Ann Mandland said, “This tour is about connecting just as much as it is about the new creations the artists reveal. As an artist, I enjoy reconnecting with the community after the winter season and sharing my new designs and skills with curious visitors. But I also think visitors find connection with a friend or loved one along the way, enjoying the drive, creating memories, discussing art, process, inspiration, dreams and plans for the future. There is always something new to see, something new to learn, so take this opportunity, ask questions and fully enjoy yourselves!”
Individual studios and the shared display space at Discovery Faith Community in Lanesboro are open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27-29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bluff Country Studio Art Tour is free to the public so don’t miss this treasure-filled spring adventure.
Tour brochures are mailed to many previous attendees in late March and can be found at the Winona Visitor Center, Lanesboro Visitor Center, Lanesboro Arts or may be requested using the contact form on its website.
Visit http://bluffcountrystudioarttour.org for more details.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support is provided by the River Arts Alliance.