Tour Artists’ Studios

Here’s your chance to peek inside these Todos Santos art studios and possibly buy some pieces direct from the artist
BY: JUAN PICASSO

The annual Todos Santos Open Studios tour is coming soon. This is a once a year opportunity to visit the artists in their natural environment. This year the 7th annual Open Studios event takes place Saturday and Sunday, February 6th and 7th.

The Open Studios Tour is now a two day event where visitors will be able to see more art, more studios and spend more time with the artist at each studio. With a map in hand, showing all of the studios, visitors will get a glimpse of what the life of the artist is like.

After you sign up and pay your fee, you will be using the map to guide you up the back streets of the town, and out in the cactus behind the town to find the studios, usually a part of the artist’s home. An added bonus is the tour also guides you through many of the hidden neighborhoods of this magical pueblo.

 There will be painters, sculptors, photographers, muralists, plein air painters, encaustic artists, jewelers, printmakers, collage artists, potters, and a wood turner.

This year’s tour will include the following artists: Anne Hebebrand, Arturo Mendoza Flores, Benito Ortega Vargas, Claude Vogel, Daniel Camargo Yhmoff, Diane Knight, Donna Billick, Carlos Castro Diaz, Emanuela Gardner, Erick Ochoa, Ezra Katz, Gina Cerda, Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz, Jason Durland, Jill Logan, Jill Mollenhauer, Karla Freeman, Karin Schubert, Marilyn Doran, Marsha Dalquist, Melissa Castaneda, Michael Cope, Nanette Hayles, Pilar Ollo, Peter Holden, Saskia Onvlee, Sofia Vega, Steve Thurston, Susan Doyle, Tori Sepulveda, Victor Vega, Wilson Flohr and Yandi Monardo.

Last year’s 2015 Open Studios Tour with 34 participating artists saw 400 visitors roaming throughout the town in one giant art fest that raised more than $3,000 for the Children’s art programs of the Palapa Society of Todos Santos. This year, all proceeds will benefit this same program.

For further information contact Karin ts.studiotour@gmail.com 612-143-8491 (cellular)

Steve gallerysteve@gmail.com 612-145-0001 (land line) and 303-482-2287 (when calling from U.S.). www.artistsoftodossantos.com.

The price of the map and the bracelet you must wear is usually about $15 U. S. A bargain for all that entertainment. Not a bargain if you spend a lot of money on the wonderful art you will be tempted with.