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2012 Artisans Road Trip this weekend

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T.) once again invites area residents to meet the artists and visit the studios of Northwest Iowa. This year's event is being held this weekend starting on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The Artisans Road Trip is a free, self-guided, open studio tour planned every fall when the textures and color of Iowa's landscapes are ever changing. It is a two-day event held annually in October when artisans open their studios to the public.

Take the time and enjoy this opportunity to see what this group of Northwest Iowa artist to offer. The A.R.T.'s mission is to promote a venue for established artisans to demonstrate their skills, exhibit and sell their original art via self-guided tours through scenic Northwest Iowa, thereby encouraging education, diversity, tourism, economic growth and art appreciation.

A.R.T. is organized and run by "Artists working for Artists."

This year's road trip encompasses a variety of art media by many 26 different artists, such as: paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, collage, wood turning, drawings, sculpture, and furniture.

Participating artists are: Danielle Clouse, Glenda Drennen, Dennis Dykema, Mitch Eveleth, Hank Hall, Karess Knudtson, William Lieb, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Anita (Katie) Baedke-Plucker, Judy Thompson, Judy Hemphill, Holly Kellogg, Diane King, Wendell King, Mary Mello, Mel Myers, Perry Polson, Marisa Sidles, Martha Thien, Beth Cathcart, Linda Fries, Barb McGee, Bruce Morrison, Diane Noll, Joleen Dentlinger, and Ron Netten.

All of the artists are currently producing and exhibiting high quality original works and their goal is to offer the public a unique opportunity to view art and see it being produced in a studio environment.

Fall is a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors - take in the Artisans Road Trip to make the experience even better and see what "Treasures" await for you.

For more information about the road trip including maps and brochures, check out their website: www.artisansroadtrip.com or call Joleen Dentlinger at 712-732-6286.

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