The fall Fresh Art Studio Tour, now in itís 15th year, features fifteen artistsí studios and galleries that are open to the public when the leaves are most colorful. Artists will be demonstrating their techniques, and showing and selling their work from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 4Ė6.
Throughout Pepin and Pierce counties in scenic western Wisconsin, in and near the villages of Pepin, Stockholm, Maiden Rock, Durand, Ella, Plum City, Arkansaw, and Bay City, artists are tucked into the coulees and hills that look as though Mother Natureís streak of Abstract Expressionism painted the maples in vibrant orange, reds and yellows.
Accompanying natureís display, the artistsí studios and galleries will be a true inspiration. A number of the artists who participate in the Fresh Art Studio Tour have turned structures such as barns and old, abandoned schoolhouses into intriguing studios and galleries. A historic schoolhouse
One site thatís new to the tour is the Little Plum Schoolhouse, located three miles southwest of Ella, WI. This one-room schoolhouse, built at the end of the 19th century, is not far from the Laura Ingalls Wilder cabin in Pepin. The classic structure, with its bell tower and front vestibule, has been maintained by the congregation of the Little Plum Lutheran Church and used for 4H meetings for years. The schoolhouse is also open for self-guided tours throughout much of the year.
The tour takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 4, 5 & 6th. For more information, go to www.freshart.org