Summerland art tour gives inside look at studios

Summerland Art Studios will be opening their doors to welcome visitors to see how they make their magic happen.

Summerland Art Studios will be opening their doors to welcome visitors to see how they make their magic happen.

On May 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. participating artists’ studios will be displaying their fashion, jewellry, encaustic, quilts, photographic art, pottery, wood turning, art dolls, sculpture, blacksmithing, painting in oil, pastel, watercolour acrylic and fibre art.

The self-guided tours are a way to connect with art and get an up-close look at how artists do their work. The public is invited to tour the studios, ask the artists questions and learn about the stories behind the art first-hand.

“I have toured many of the studios and am very impressed with the quality and diversity of the work. We are fortunate to have a strong arts community in Summerland and the South Okanagan,” said Lisa Jaager, manager of the Summerland Chamber and visitor centre.

Many of the artists will be welcoming the public to their studios until the  fall.

Hard copy maps of the participating studios are available at the libraries in Summerland, Okanagan Falls and Penticton, Dragons Den, the art gallery in Summerland and in Penticton and the visitor information centre in Summerland, Naramata, Okanagan Falls and Penticton.