Clark County artists invite the public into their creative sanctuaries

Artists across Clark County are deep in preparation for the 9th annual Open Studios tour, set for November 5 and 6. The popular self-guided tour explores the work and workspaces of 50 juried artists from the community, representing a varied selection of illustrators, painters, sculptors, potters, welding artists, photographers, mixed-media creators, digital artists, printmakers, ceramicists, glass workers, jewelers, lapidarists, fiber artists, and woodworkers.

By opening their creative spaces to the public, the community is exposed to the wide range of environments that inspire artists, ranging from traditional art studios to metal shops and barns. In addition to the variety of workspaces, the public will be introduced to artists whose creativity is expressed through more than one medium. One such artist is Barbara Sheehan, whose artistry is channeled through drawing, painting, digital art, mixed media, and photography.

The public is invited to preview works by all of the artists at the November Vancouver’s Downtown Association First Friday Art Walk at Art at the Cave Gallery. The First Friday event will give the community a taste of what to expect from the various artists and will remain on exhibit at the gallery through November. Attendees can obtain a printed guide of the Open Studios 2022 tour, which are also available in advance at Aurora Gallery, Vancouver Art Space, and the Attic Gallery (Camas). The community is encouraged to use these printed guides to craft their own itinerary of the studios they wish to visit across Clark County.

Clark County Open Studios is a program of Artstra and is made possible in part by assistance from the City of Vancouver, Washington Lodging Tax Grant Program. Additional funding is provided by artist application and participation fees, our local business sponsors, plus volunteer and community support.

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