Artists’ Studio Tour In Todos Santos

It’s the season, check it out
BY: ART MAJOR

The 9th Annual Todos Santos Open Studio will be held the weekend of Feb 10 & 11, from 10 am to 4 pm each day. Advance ticket sales begin Jan 28th for $10 USD ($200 pesos) and can be purchased in town at the Tecolote Book Store on the main drag, or ordered online at ts.studiotour@gmail.com or purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased on event days from 9 – 3 at Cleo’s in Las Tunas and The Palapa Learning Center (PLC) on del Huerto in town.

You pay your money, and then you pick up a map and drive yourself around. Hey, getting lost is half the fun, and you really see a lot of the countryside that way.

This two-day event draws hundreds of people curious to see working art studios, meet the artists, and perhaps purchase their art. Approximately 40 participating artists include painters, sculptors, photographers, muralists, plein air painters, encaustic artists, jewelers, printmakers, collage artists, potters, and wood turners.

New this year, the Palapa Learning Center will be a special stop on the tour featuring a sampling of 20 selected tour artists’ work for sale. Additionally, the Palapa Society’s child artists will be working in their “studio” with work on display.

On this self-guided tour, visitors can catch a glimpse of the creative and artistic energy of the Todos Santos artists. It is an amazing experience to drive down a dusty road and gain entry to a magical place that is only open to the public once a year. No matter what your taste, you will leave inspired by the art and conversation with the artist.

All proceeds benefit the children's art programs at the Palapa Society of Todos Santos. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/todossantosopenstudiotour.

Volunteers for the TS Open Studio Tour are needed. Helping hands to sell tickets the days of the tour, also posting of signs the Friday, Feb 9th. (Hey, what about taking them down after the event?!) At the most it would be three hours of your time If you can help, email ts.studiotour@gmail.com.